October 29, 2021 || 5:01 pm

If it is good for Cristiano…’: Warner mimics Ronaldo in removing Coca-Cola bottles from press conference

Australia opening batsman, David War’ner, tried to copy Cristiano Ronal’do as ‘ rem’oved two Coca-Cola ”bottles from ‘the pre’ss conference. But, sho’rtly afterwards, h’e was asked to put th:em back.

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Key High:lights

  • David Warner mimicked Cris’tiano Ronaldo as he remov’ed two Coca-Cola bottles fr’om press conference on Thur’sday
  • Shortly after’wards, the Aussie opener was a’sked to put them back by a member of the sup’port staff
  • Warner had put in a match-winning perform’ance for Australia, sc’oring ’65 runs from 42 balls against Sri Lanka

Football super:star Cri’stiano Ronaldo alleg’edly cau:sed a h:uge dip in the market sha:re of popular beverage brand’ Coca-Cola when he removed 2 coke bottles, sitting in front of him, at a Eu’ro 2020 press con’ference. Aus’tralia opening bats’man David Warner tried to recreate the scene by removing Coca-Cola bottles from his press conference after the match agains’t Sri Lank’a in T20 World Cu’p 2021.

Just like Euro 2020, Coc’a-Cola remains a spon’sor o’f the T20 World Cup 2021. The bottles of the beverage-ma’ker are put on the table wher’e players speak to media dur’ing pre-match and post-match press conference’s. After Australia’s thum’ping win over Sri Lanka in the’ Group 1 encounter, Warner arr’ived in the media room to speak to jou’rnalists.


The Aussie opener a’sked a member of the su’pport staff if he can remove the 3 Coke bottles saying, “Can I remove this?”. But, shortly after, he wa’s ask’ed to put them back. ‘If it is go’od for Cristiano, it’s good enoug’h for me.”

The soft drink giant rema’ins one of the biggest sponsors’ of this year’s T20 World C’up, tying a five-year deal wit’h the ICC. Coca-Cola, in fact, is ICC’s exclu’sive non-alcoholic bever’age partner until 2023 as per the curr’ent contract.

While Ronaldo had suc’ceeded in removing the Coca-Cola bottles from his press conference and the incident saw a number of p’layers follow his lead in the tourna’ment and repeat the sam’e. Ho’wever, the Euro 2020 or’ganisers ensured that the trend didn’t continue because of the agreeme’nt between the bevera’ge giant and U’EFA.

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