The stock price of one of the largest bottlers of the drink, Coca-Cola Bottling, fell 4% on Monday, and is down 8% in the past week.
Coca-Cola is one of the official sponsors of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament. The company reportedly issued a statement about the incident, saying “everyone is entitled to their drink preferences” and have differing “tastes and needs.”
A Euro 2020 spokesperson added: “Players are offered water, alongside Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, on arrival at our press conference.”
Ronaldo has previously spoken about his disapproval of Coca-Cola and other unhealthy food and beverages. He follows a fitness routine that includes eating six meals and taking five naps on a typical day.
In 2020, he said he gets irritated with his son Cristiano Jr. who likes to drink the soda.
Source: Business Insider