During his press conference after the match, the Italian midfielder, Manuel Locatelli, moved away the Coca-Cola bottles from the table. His team managed to snatch a 3:0 victory over Switzerland, thus securing their spot in the Knockout Stage, starting on June 26. His actions resemble the ones made by Cristiano Ronaldo who made such a controversial move during his press conference before their first match of the Group Stage against Hungary. Coca-Cola took huge losses due to these personal decisions made by the Portuguese star, as their stock price plunged and this action lost the company up to $4 billion (approximately €3.3 billion). On another note, Paul Pogba from the French National team also expressed his opinion by removing the Heineken bottles during the press conference after their win over Germany (1:0) in the closing match from Round One in Group H.
17 Jun 2021