The organisers of Euro 2021 tournament are weighing heavy sanctions on Portugal and France following unprofessional conduct by Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba.Cristiano Ronaldo had removed two bottles of Coca-cola from the table before as he prepares for media chat in Portugal match against Hungary in the ongoing Euro tournament.
Ronaldo removed the botles from his front and replaced with a bottle of water and said “aqua” meaning he supports water and rejects Coca-cola.
Paul Pogba also did similar thing as he prepares for media chat, he removed a bottle of Heineken in from of him before speaking to media in their 1-0 match win over Germany.
However, the development continue to attracts reactions from football enthusiasts globally.
The tournament organizers on Thursday reminded all participating teams in the tournament that they need to obey contractual terms with tournament sponsors which includes Coca-cola and Heineken, said UEFA.
“UEFA has reminded participating teams that are integral to the delivery of the tournament and to ensuring the development of football across Europe, including for youth and women”.
In like manner, UEFA’s Euro tournament director Martin Kallen opined that the main issue had been with Ronaldo’s action but there was an understanding for religious reasons.
”If it is for religious reasons, they don’t need to have a bottle there. We are never fining a player directly from the UEFA side. We do this always through the participating National Association and they can look if they go further.
“We have regulations signed by the participating federations. We have reminded them of their obligations but of course this fining is always a possibility”.
Sanctions could be imposed on any Nation if any similar case arises in the tournament.