Organizers of the ongoing Euro 2020 have warned all the teams taking part in the tournament that they risk being fined if one of their players displace drink bottles during press conferences.
The warning came after three different players moved bottles of Coca-Cola and Heineken on the table during press conference at the ongoing competition.
It should be recalled that Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coca-Cola and urged people to drink water. This act reportedly cost Coca-Cola some amount of money.
The following day, France midfielder, Paul Pogba removed a bottle of Heineken beer, while Italy’s Manuel Locatelli followed suit by replacing Coca-Cola with water.
While sounding out the warning, UEFA said: “UEFA has reminded participating teams that partnerships are integral to the delivery of the tournament and to ensuring the development of football across Europe, including for youth and women.
According to Euro 2020 tournament director Martin Kallen, players were contractually obliged “through their federation of the tournament regulations to follow,” as such, the teams would be fined.
Kallen said: “We are never fining players directly from the UEFA side, we will do this always through the participating national association and then they could look if they will go further to the player, but we are not going directly for the moment to the player.
“We have the regulations signed by the participating federations.”