Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo moved those two Coca-Cola bottles on Monday, the Euro 2020 press conferences have been filled with weird bottle antics. This is by far the weirdest trend I’ve ever seen that will be one of the big stories of these Euros.
Not too long after Ronaldo moved the coke bottles, Paul Pogba removed a Heineken bottle from his press conference. The trend has gone full-speed and nearly every press conference has some sort of moment with a bottle. UEFA is considering fines for players moving Coca-Cola bottles.
Here’s the list of every player that moved a bottle during a press conference.
Players Moving Coca Cola Bottles (Plus Heineken)
Cristiano Ronaldo's body is a temple pic.twitter.com/zTnIgMwda5— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 15, 2021
The original. It was all downhill from here.
First Ronaldo with the Coca-Cola...Now Paul Pogba wasn't happy with the Heineken in front of him at his press conference pic.twitter.com/SU1ifQPGOP
— Goal (@goal) June 16, 2021
No Heineken for this guy.
After Cristiano Ronaldo removed the Coke bottles during the press conference.Locatelli does the same.
The influence is unmatched.pic.twitter.com/ncPzg4aDTQ
— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) June 17, 2021
You don’t score braces for your country by drinking sugar. Water only.
Russia Manager Stanislav Cherchesov
Cherchesov, my kind of idol. #RUS
— Marca de Gol (@marcadegol) June 17, 2021
Our first Coke sympathizer! Ronaldo would be livid.
— SPORF (@Sporf) June 17, 2021
No hate on the man who is simply chasing a bag. Good on you Yarmolenko.
Someone get Jay-Z on the phone
— CBS Sports Golazo (@CBSSportsGolazo) June 17, 2021
Lukaku, who is part of Jay-Z’s agency Roc Nation, kindly asks Coca-Cola to go through the correct legal process to sponsor him.
Scotland’s John McGinn
John McGinn having a laugh about Cristiano Ronaldo removing the coca-cola bottles from his interview.."Any coke?"
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 17, 2021
“Any Coke?” You could tell McGinn had something planned for his press conference and was bummed to have his masterplan foiled by the absence of soda.
" There's always a bigger picture to these things"Gareth Southgate responds to why he chose not to remove the Coca Cola bottles from the table #Euro2020 pic.twitter.com/3JSsk6wqu1
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 17, 2021
No Coke was moved, but the fact that this running-gag has gotten to the point where reporters are asking about it is hilarious. This response was so boring though, it might just kill the trend.
Those are all the incidences I could find so far. I’m sure there are plenty more to come.