Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo gave a performance yesterday in his team’s game against Hungary at Euro 2020. But the real story came after the game. Ronaldo came to the press conference to talk about the game in which he defeated the Hungarians 0: 3, but what he did at the beginning of the press conference caused a great shock in the economic world.
Ronaldo, who has been considered for years one of the two best passions in the world, is known for one who takes great care of his health and what goes into his body. But on the table at the press conference were placed two bottles of Coca-Cola, officially sponsored by the tournament. The 36-year-old player probably did not really like it, and just moved them aside and immediately after that picked up a water bottle that was there and said in Portuguese Agua – water, clarifying what is healthier for him.
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The effects of Ronaldo’s move immediately reached the stock markets. The share price of the soft drink giant fell almost immediately by 1.6%, while the value of the Coca-Cola company fell by $ 4 billion – from $ 242 billion to $ 238 billion.
Coca-Cola responded to the incident and said in a statement that “everyone has a preference as to the drink they like, with different tastes and needs. A UEFA spokesman said in response that the players are offered water, cola and cola zero at press conferences.