Updated: June 18, 2021 9:53:19 am
Cristiano Ronaldo picked up two glass bottles of Coca-Cola, set them aside and held up a bottle of water instead. This one action of the footballer at a Euro 2020 press conference saw the market value of the beverage brand drop by a mammoth $4 billion. It seems the action has now moved to the internet where memes and jokes are jostling for space.
Ahead of Portugal’s first game of the tournament, Ronaldo picked up the two bottles from his table and moved them away. He then picked up a bottle of water and said: “agua” (Portuguese for water), indicating that people should drink water instead of soft drinks.
According to The Guardian, Coca-Cola, which is also one of the official sponsors of Euro 2020, replied with a statement that “everyone is entitled to their drink preferences” with different “tastes and needs”. However, the company lost $4 billion in market capitalisation after the footballer removed its bottles from his table.
Water only for Cristiano Ronaldo ⛔
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 15, 2021
In this series of events, netizens have emerged as true winners. Post the incident, Twitterati made the most of it by coming up with hilarious and witty memes. While some trolled the plunging stock prices of the company, others tweeted about the beverage brand’s reaction to Ronaldo.
However, many appreciated the footballer for encouraging people to drink water instead of carbonated drinks.
— Shivangi (@memekaynat) June 16, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo to Coca Cola pic.twitter.com/JZljreBi2h
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) June 16, 2021
#CocaCola market value falls by 4 billion after Ronaldo replaces it with water bottle in press conference
Le Ronaldo to Elon and bitcoin: pic.twitter.com/MLYTLvPUjC
— P (@teslanolan) June 16, 2021
Coca cola after seeing Ronaldo disrespect their brand. pic.twitter.com/uLi3OUAcwm
— AYOLEX 🤙 (@ayolex_official) June 15, 2021
— Rohit Chauhan (@imrchauhan5) June 16, 2021
The marketing manager of Coca-Cola when Ronaldo moved the bottles: pic.twitter.com/KhdasmQJIc
— Luke Duff (@luke_duff) June 15, 2021
— BoboZhan (@nunutnet) June 16, 2021
— ram bhatu (@Rambhatu14) June 16, 2021
— Daily Memes (@Daily_Memes__) June 15, 2021
Who did this? 😂 pic.twitter.com/58illmbgjx
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) June 15, 2021
— 🇮🇳CA Hemanth B.T♓️🟠💭 (@Hemanth1369) June 16, 2021
Christiano Ronaldo removes #CocaCola bottles from frame
Coca Cola stock price: pic.twitter.com/cKj6B3jfa1
— Argha Tribedi (@ArghaTribedi) June 16, 2021
— Ronit Bhatt (@itsRo27) June 16, 2021
Time to settle this debate.
— Socios.com (@socios) June 15, 2021
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