David Warner tries to do a Cristiano Ronaldo by removing Coca-Cola bottles from PC; asked to put them back

Before he could place it anywhere below the table, Warner was asked to put the bottles back to their place.

Aditya Kumar Editor

Updated - 29 October 2021 10:57 am

It has been just 4 months to the incident when a move by Cristiano Ronaldo gave a big loss to Coca-Cola. The Portuguese football star had removed the Coca-Cola bottles- which were put for advertisement on the press conference table- and signalled the viewers to drink water instead of the cold drink. The move saw Coca-Cola losing a reported sum of USD 4 billion.

Following in Ronaldo's footsteps, Australian opener David Warner tried to do the same thing at the press conference after his side's win over Sri Lanka on Thursday but his attempt went in vain as he was forced to put the bottles back to their place on the table. Just when Warner sat on the centre chair at press conference, he pulled the two Coca-Cola bottles kept in front of him and hid them down the table keeping them on his hands. Before he could place it anywhere below the table, Warner was asked to put the bottles back to their place.

"Do I have to put it (back) there?" asked Warner after presumably getting asked to put the bottle back to their place. However, while returning the cold drink bottles back to the table, he said, “If it’s good enough for Cristiano, it’s good enough for me.”

Notably, Ronaldo's attempt to do the same was went unprohibited in June this year. He had done it during a press conference ahead of Portugal's opening Euro match against Hungary. After him, Pogba also did a similar thing. The Manchester United star had removed a bottle of Heineken from the press conference table following France's 1-0 win over Germany in their Euro 2020 opener. However, the results were contrasting in case of Warner.

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