France International star Paul Pogba mirrored Cristiano Ronaldo’s Coca Cola snub by removing a Heineken beer bottle during his press conference.
The devout Muslim moved the beverage from the table in front of him after their 1-0 victory against Germany on Tuesday night.
The 28-year-old has become the latest star to take a stance against the Euros’ sponsors after Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coca-Cola placed in front of him.,
Pogba, who made a religious pilgrimage to Mecca along with Kurt Zouma in 2018, refused to endorse one of Euro 2020’s official sponsors as alcohol is forbidden for Muslims.
Fans were left disgusted with tournament staff as they suggested the Manchester United midfielder moved the alcohol-free beer bottle due to his faith.
One supporter fumed: “Putting an alcoholic beverage in front of a Muslim is straight disrespect… You can’t blame Pogba here.”
Another tweeted: “He’s a Muslim. Why put beer in front of him? Sponsors must be rational.”