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First Ronaldo, then Pogba react to unhealthy drinks at EURO 2020

Star players Ronaldo and Pogba put aside the drinks considered to be harmful to health during EURO 2020 press conferences

Fatih Erel   | 16.06.2021
First Ronaldo, then Pogba react to unhealthy drinks at EURO 2020


In EURO 2020, star football players are reacting to the unhealthy carbonated, sugary, and alcoholic beverages placed on the table in front of them during the press conference.

The beverages are among the sponsors of the tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo removed the carbonated drinks from the table and said, 'Drink water', during Tuesday's post-match press conference, when Portugal beat Hungary 3-0.

French midfielder Paul Pogba's reaction to alcoholic beverage in the press conference after the match in Group F, where France defeated Germany 1-0 on Tuesday, was the highlight of the press meet.

Both Ronaldo and Pogba's removing the beverages on the table in front of them became a trending topic on social media.

Ronaldo, 36, still at the top

Cristiano Ronaldo, who holds many records in his professional career, draws attention to the importance he gives to healthy food consumption and continues to play high-level football at 36.

Ronaldo became the first player to play in 5 European Championships. The 36-year-old star player also represented his country in tournaments in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.

Ronaldo, who scored two goals in the last match against Hungary, also broke the record for the highest scorer in the championship history.

Increasing the number of goals in the European Championship finals to 11, Ronaldo alone captured the record he shared with French footballer Michel Platini.

According to scientific research, sugary and carbonated drinks can cause many diseases such as obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, cancer, and heart attacks.

Alcoholic beverages can cause many diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, brain, and liver damage.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), alcohol can damage almost every organ in the body, and 3 million deaths worldwide are caused by the harmful use of alcohol each year.

*Written by Selcuk Bugra Gokalp

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