Paul Pogba removes Heineken bottle at Euro news conference

France's Paul Pogba in action with Germany's Antonio Rudiger on June 15 2021.
France's Paul Pogba in action with Germany's Antonio Rudiger on June 15 2021.
Image: REUTERS/Alexander Hassenstein

France midfielder Paul Pogba removed a bottle of Heineken beer that had been placed in front of him at a Euro 2020 news conference on Tuesday, a day after Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo moved aside Coca-Cola bottles in a similar set-up.

Pogba, a practising Muslim, removed the bottle when he sat down to speak to the media after he was named 'Man of the Match' in France's 1-0 Group F win over Germany.

Reuters has request comment from Heineken, who are one of the official sponsors of Euro 2020.

On Monday, Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coca-Cola at a news conference and held up a bottle of water shouting "Agua" in Portuguese.

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