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Paul Pogba mirrors Cristiano Ronaldo’s Coca-Cola snub and removes Heineken bottle from Euro 2020 press conference

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Paul Pogba mirrors Cristiano Ronaldo’s Coca-Cola snub and removes Heineken bottle from Euro 2020 press conference 
France international Paul Pogba removed a Heineken bottle during his post-match press conference
France international Paul Pogba removed a Heineken bottle during his post-match press conferenceCredit: UEFA
Devout Muslim Pogba wasted no time in removing the beverage which was placed in front of him
Devout Muslim Pogba wasted no time in removing the beverage which was placed in front of himCredit: UEFA
Fans have suggested on social media that Pogba moved the drink due to his faith
Fans have suggested on social media that Pogba moved the drink due to his faithCredit: UEFA

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.

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.

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.”

A third added: “He is a Muslim you should respect his choice.”

Meanwhile another stated: “Quite understandable that as a Muslim, Pogba wouldn’t want to be seen promoting beer.”

One simply stated: “Shoulda removed the Heineken logo/name behind him too.”

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