Fans Throw Coca-Cola Bottle At Cristiano Ronaldo During Goal Celebrations
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Cristiano Ronaldo had a Coca-Cola bottle thrown in his direction during his wild goal celebrations.
The Portuguese megastar had just bagged an equaliser for his side, slotting home from the spot for the second time in the game against current world champions France.
But as Ronaldo wheeled away to celebrate in front of the passionate Portuguese supporters at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium, one spectator got a bit too excited and chucked a bottle onto the pitch.
The bottle in question just so happened to be a Coca-Cola bottle too.
Now, you're probably wondering why this bears such relevance?
After Cristiano Ronaldo's Coca-Cola snub at #Euro2020, some players and coaches go the other way https://t.co/9LGST6si15 pic.twitter.com/Pg4nYjZmpX
- Reuters (@Reuters) June 18, 2021
Well, because just over a week ago Ronaldo made headlines for simply removing two bottles of Coca-Cola from his Euro 2020 press conference and swapping them for water instead.
The move also started a trend of European players doing the same thing with practicing Muslim Paul Pogba removing alcoholic beer bottles from his table during media obligations due to religious reasons.
Ukraine star Andriy Yarmolenko had slightly different ideas, making sure every sponsored product was within camera, encouraging brands such as Heineken and Coca-Cola to endorse him.
Now a fan has (rather ironically but very stupidly) thrown a distinctive Coca-Cola bottle in Ronaldo's direction during a match.
Thankfully he ducked out of the way and avoided being struck, but that wasn't the only time during the dramatic game where Ronaldo came pretty close to danger.
Not long after Ronaldo equalled the all-time international scoring record of 109 goals, a fan somehow made his way onto the pitch and looked to be heading straight for the Portuguese forward.
Local security at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest sprung into action and were on hand to stop the bloke dead in his tracks.
Ronaldo's two penalties against Les Bleus salvaged a valuable point for Portugal, setting up a heavyweight clash with Belgium in the last-16.
If the 36-year-old manages to find the bag of the net against the favourites, he'll officially break Iran striker Ali Daei's all-time international scoring record.