The Ukrainian star was in a mischievous mood during his post-match press conference after inspiring his country to win against North Macedonia
Andriy Yarmolenko mocked Cristiano Ronaldo by showing bottles of Coca-Cola and Heineken to the media.
Portuguese captain Ronaldo made headlines at Euro 2020 earlier this week when he removed two bottles of Coke from a shot at a press conference.
Yarmolenko has now appeared to poke fun at the Juventus star in his last media appearance, taking the opportunity to help advertise the soft drink with the popular Heineken lager after helping Ukraine to beat North Macedonia.
What was said?
The West Ham winger, who scored a goal and an assist in his country’s 2-1 win on Thursday, asked reporters: “Can I do something? I saw Ronaldo putting away bottles of Coke -Cola recently.
“I’m going to put Coca-Cola here, I’m going to put Heineken in front of her! Guys, contact me!”
Ronaldo’s Coke Snob
Ronaldo caused a sensation around the world by replacing his Coke bottles with water ahead of Portugal’s first Group F victory over Hungary earlier this week.
The 36-year-old instead held up a bottle of water and said “Agua” – which means water in Portuguese – Coca-Cola’s share price then fell by £ 2.85 billion.
Who followed Ronaldo’s example?
Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli took the same stance as Ronaldo when he traded his Coke bottles for water after addressing supporters following his country’s 3-0 loss to Switzerland.
French talisman Paul Pogba, a devout Muslim who does not drink alcohol, removed a Heinkenen bottle from his sight, despite it being the alcohol-free version of the brand that the European Championships are used to. promote.
Harry Kane’s reaction
English skipper Harry Kane took a different approach from Ronaldo, Locatelli, Pogba and Yarmolenko to bottles in his latest press interview.
The Tottenham star, who will line up for the Three Lions against Scotland on Friday, believes sponsors have every right to showcase their products at the tournament and can’t understand why there has been so much noise.
“From my perspective, sponsors have a right to have whatever they want if they’ve paid the money to do it,” Kane said. “It’s not something I’ve thought about too much, I’m more focused on tomorrow.”