EURO 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo News: Portugal Fans Mock Superstar Over Coca-Cola Incident

Arjun Singh Devgan
Portugal v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020 Group F
Portugal v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020 Group F / BSR Agency/Getty Images

Portugal fans took the opportunity during their 4-2 loss to Germany in the 2020 European Championship to lovingly tease Cristiano Ronaldo over his Coca-Cola incident during a press conference.

Ronaldo caused a stir when he removed two Coca-Cola bottles placed in front of him during a press conference before the Germany game, with the striker instead telling reporters to drink "aqua" or water.

The fallout led to UEFA warning teams, players and managers they could be fined if they didn't follow the rules regarding the tournament's commercial partners. However, fans of Portugal had some fun with their country's talisman, as they displayed a banner which read: 'Portugal. Water. Coca-Cola. In that order.'

The slogan was a reference to the famous 'Wales. Golf. Madrid' banner held up by Welsh fans in support of Gareth Bale, with the action by Ronaldo causing UEFA to release a statement on the role of official sponsors of the tournament.

"Uefa has reminded participating teams that partnerships are integral to the delivery of the tournament and to ensuring the development of football across Europe, including for youth and women," tournament director, Martin Kallen said.

France star, Paul Pogba too followed in Ronaldo's stead, moving the alcohol free Heineken bottle placed in front of him during a press conference