Football Star Kicks Coke From Presser, Wipes $4B From Stock
By removing Coke bottles Euro 2020 press conference table, football star Cristiano Ronaldo sent Coca Cola shares tumbling down by $4 billion.
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Coca-Cola is an official sponsor of the Euro 2020 football tournament. The company places two bottles of Coke at every press conference table prior to every presser.
During Ronaldo’s press conference before the Hungary – Portugal match, the football star removed the two bottles of Coke from the table. He then lifted an unlabeled bottle of mineral water and exclaimed ‘Agua!” (water in Portuguese) as he lifted his unlabeled water bottle.
Afterward, Ronaldo showed how effective his choice of beverage was. During the game versus Hungary, the football star became the all-time top scorer at the European Championships.
He made two goals in the final minutes en route to a 3-0 victory in the Group F opening match. With the two goals, Ronaldo now has 11.
He takes sole possession of the record. Previously, France’s Michel Platini shared the distinction with nine goals each. Ronaldo made a penalty then added another goal as the defending champions Portugal routed the home team in Budapest.
Football Star Dislikes Sugary Soft Drinks
Ronaldo has previously spoken out about his dislike of sugary soft drinks. The 36-year old treats his body like a temple. In fact, the football star is in very good physical shape despite his age. In addition, he always tells his son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, about not consuming sugary products such as Coke.
“I’m hard with him sometimes because he drinks Coca-Cola and Fanta sometimes and I’m p***** with him,” the football star admitted. “I fight with him when he eats chips and fries and everything, he knows I don’t like it,” he added.
Coca Cola In Shambles
After the disastrous press conference, Coca-Cola released a statement. It said that “everyone is entitled to their drink preferences” and that everyone has different “tastes and needs”.
The stock market seemed to fully side with Ronaldo this time. Coca Cola stock fell around 1.6%. The company’s market valuation fell from $242 billion to $238 billion, all because of the football star’s refusal to display two small bottles.
According to The Athletic, Coca-Cola’s shares sold at $56.10 before the presser. After Ronaldo’s stunt, the stock dropped to $55.22. This is a 1.6% drop in value worth around $4 billion.
Coke Getting It Bad
The Atlanta, Georgia-based soda company is getting a lot of bad press lately. Since CEO James Quincey issued a letter condemning Georgia state lawmakers for implementing new election laws, the company saw a wave of anti-Coke sentiment from all over.
Surrey County in North Carolina pulled out all Coke machines and products in its public buildings last May as a reaction to its CEO’s letter. Then, conservative group Consumers’ Research released an ad attacking Coca-Cola’s decision to meddle in politics.
The ad said that the company is losing sales even as it keeps pushing unhealthy drinks to Americans. In fact, their woke agenda is a distraction from their subpar performance.
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Do you support football star Cristiano Ronaldo’s dismissal of Coke products? Should people stop patronizing sugary drinks such as Coca-Cola?
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Definitely, the corner stores all are selling this liquid crack.
Schools give this out to the children. Sugary beverages account for
36% of sugar intake. BPHC.
I do not care what the stinking liberals think!!!
As far as America goes that is what freedom is all about.
You have a choice to drink what you want. NO MATTER WHAT THE LIBERALS THINK!!!
THATS WHAT PARENTING IS ALL ABOUT. DOING WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WHATEVER IT IS. JUST STOP TRYING TO PUSH YOUR BELIEFS OFF ON SOMEONE ELSE.
AND THATS WHY I PUT MY NAME TO MY COMMENTS. UNLIKE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE AFRAID OF THE BACKLASH FROM LIBERALS WHO TRY AND MAKE EVERYONE ELSE THINK LIKE THEY DO!!!
BE YOUR OWN PERSON NO MATTER WHAT OTHERS THINK!!!
Try to be less white COKE.
As a consumer, I am more annoyed at the “woke snowflakes” that seem to have have risen through the management chain at Coke and are now responsible for the extremely poor business decisions that are being made.
Congrats Cristiano!! As a Doctor, I think parents need to be FINED for handing their child a 16 TEASPOON sugar filled PHOSPORIC ACID liquid to consume!! It is NOTHING BUT PHOSPHORIC ACID AND COLORING loaded with sugar or sugar sub!!!! It IS CFREATING massive amounts of leaky gut syndrome, adult onset diabetes in children, and rotten teeth!!!!! You can take the garbage and pour it on your kitchen or bathroom floor, get on it with paper towels in 2 minutes; and your GROUT WILL BE WHITE!!!!! So imagine what that is doing to your gut!!!! You can put a penny, a tooth, and a nail in the garbage, leave overnight, and wake up to find them GONE in the morning!!! AGAIN, what is that DOING TO YOUR GUT??!!!!! RUINING IT!!!!! It will unclog a drain, clean a toilet with a little baking soda added, and clean hard water stains out of an old tub or sink; so why the H would you routinely drink or SERVE TO A CHILD??!!! That IS CHILD ABUSE Charles; NOT FREEDOM OF CHOICE!!!! The child DOES NOT KNOW what they are doing except TASTE!!!!
Charles, I AM NOT a liberal; but a business OWNER, TAX PAYER, and DOCTOR for over 40 years and HAVE seen the garbage KILL people left and right!!!! It is not a matter of FREEDOM OR CHOICE when the parent hands their child phosphoric acid and coloring with 16 teaspoons of sugar; IT IS ABUSE!!!!! The garbage will unclog a drain, clean a toilet, whiten grout, and devour a penny, tooth , and nail in 24 hours; so IT IS ABUSE and parents who are freely handing it to young children need to be examined and at the very least, fined!!!! I AM TIRED of PAYING for adult onset diabetes in 5,6,7,8, and 9 year olds because THEIR PARENTS ARE TOO LAZY TO FEED AND NOURISH THEM RIGHT!!!!! Why should I foot the bill for PARENTAL NEGLIGENCE????!!!!
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GOOD!!! That’s what the bastards get for opposing the Georgia vote audit. Commie a-holes!!!!
Absolutely COKE is nothing but a communist company looking to destroy America and every Person of every race and color should BOYCOTT these commies.
Once again “DOCTOR DUMMY” You stinking liberals only read what you want to. I SAID “That is what parenting and America are all about”. Freedom of choice. As a parent you should do what is right for you and your child. What I am saying is that people should make their own informed choices and not let the bias liberal media make it for you.
I Used To Drink Coke. But After Hearing Racist Crap From Coke I Switched To Pepsi. I’m Too White For Coke! And Coke Should Stay The Fuck Out Of Elections. Coke Should Support Fair Elections If They Choose To Comment On Elections. Coke Showed It’s True Color, Too Bad I Supported That Crap. Not Now. I’m Done With Coke. I Don’t Have To Worry About What A Sports Venue Serves Because I’m Done With That Too. I’m Too White. Why Go Support A Team That Let’s You Know ONLY blm matters? If It’s blm It’s OhK To Discriminate. I Thought They Were Against Discrimination. nba Ratings In The Tank. That’s Awesome! Can’t Wait For Salaries To Plummet, Then Go Out Of Business. The White Man Will Get The Blame. And That Blame I’ll Gladly Take!