French superstar, Paul Pogba followed in Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps by snubbing a Euro 2020 sponsor during a post-match conference after France’s 1-0 win over Germany.
Pogba removed a Heineken bottle, which had been placed in front of him during press conference.
A day before, it was Ronaldo who snubbed coca-cola bottles from his sight. Considered to be one of the fittest athletes in the world, the 36-year-old is very much conscious about his diet.
Paul Pogba, the Muslim player in the French national team, removed an alcoholic beverage company's bottle which had been placed in front of him at a Euro 2020 news conference, one day after Cristiano Ronaldo did the same with cola bottles pic.twitter.com/Fgoi6kDpIE— TRT World (@trtworld) June 16, 2021
Pogba has always condemned the usage of alcohol many a times on social media and on public platforms. He also refrains himself from any celebration involving alcohol.
“It’s everything. That’s what makes me thankful for everything,” Pogba told The Times in 2019 when asked what being a Muslim meant to him.
“It made me change, realise things in life. I guess, maybe, it makes me more peaceful inside. It was a good change in my life because I wasn’t born a Muslim, even if my mum was. I just grew up like that, respect for everyone.
“Islam is not the image that everyone sees – terrorism… What we hear in the media is really something else, it’s something beautiful. You get to know it. Anybody can find that he feels connected with Islam.”
Meanwhile, He was named Player of the Match in France’s opening match of the Euro 2020 campaign. The World champions were resilient against the Germans as they hold onto a solitary goal lead to get off the mark.
France took the lead, courtesy of Mats Hummels’ own goal which was enough for them to see them through. They will next face Hungary on June 19.