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Euros Championship ‘Bottlegate’ Spreads From Coca-Cola to Heineken

Cristiano Ronaldo, right, after pushing bottles of Coca-Cola away during the Portugal Press Conference ahead of the Euro 2020 Group F match between Hungary and Portugal on June 14.

Cristiano Ronaldo, right, after pushing bottles of Coca-Cola away during the Portugal Press Conference ahead of the Euro 2020 Group F match between Hungary and Portugal on June 14.

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Two of the world’s best-known beverage brands have felt the viral ripples caused by simple gestures from stars of the world’s most popular sport.

Manchester United Plc’s Paul Pogba on Tuesday moved a bottle of non-alcoholic Heineken NV beer out of sight when giving a press conference at the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, where he’s representing France. The teetotal midfielder appeared to be mirroring the actions of Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who on Monday swapped a bottle of Coca-Cola for water, in a clip that was widely shared on social media.