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Coco Cola and Ronaldo

Abid Areacode is the Indira Gandhi National Award winner National Service Scheme (A student team for Social service in India)Program Officer

Aqua – The real drink

Cristiano Ronaldo’s removal of two Coca-Cola bottles during a press conference at Budapest in connection with the Euro Cup football championship had become viral in social media. Cristiano not only removed Coca-Cola bottles but also lifted up a bottle of water saying “Agua” in Portuguese means water. By this act he encouraged people to drink water instead of aerated soft drinks.


Who is Cristiano Ronaldo ?

Almost all soccer fans in the world is familiar with the name Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the captain of the Portugal squad for the Euro Cup football championship 2020 ( The year of match is 2021 , but as the actual year of championship is 2020 it is called Euro 2020). The team is one of the most favourite team in the championship and also the defending champions. Fans call Cristiano Ronaldo as Rono or CR 7 abbreviating his name combined with his jersey number.

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most famous and top footballers of the world is a is a renowned health fanatic. He is always very conscious about his physical fitness even at 36 years of age.

What is Coco Cola ?

Coco Cola commonly called as coke is a carbonated soft drink. It is manufactured by Coco Cola company. Coca Cola holds the lion part of soft drink market in the world. It is said to be available in all countries in the world except Cuba and North Korea. Coco cola is the official sponsors of many international events. Coca Cola is one of the official sponsors of Euro 2020.

Why Rono Reacted ?

The actual reason for Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction is known to him only. But Coca Cola has been accused since 1990s on many things. Out of them the racial discrimination , pollution, depletion of natural resources especially water and health concerns are the major issues. A detailed report on this can be seen in the article "The Coca-Cola Company Struggles with Ethical Crises" by Auburn University. All these may have influenced Rono’s reaction.

What is the after Effect ?

The Italian football club’s super striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the man in the world with highest number of followers in Instagram. CR7 has 281 million followers. The removal of two Coca-Cola bottles during the Budapest press was really a snub to Coco-Cola. The immediate effect was a $4bn fall in the share price of the drinks company. Reports says share price of Coca Cola company dropped from $56.10 to $55.22 almost immediately after Ronaldo’s gesture, a 1.6% dip. The market value of Coca-Cola went from $242bn to $238bn – a drop of $4bn.

Euro Cup Top Scorer

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Who is the over all top scorer of all Euro championships ?
    • Michel Platini
    • Cristiano Ronaldo
    • Antoine Griezmann

Answer Key

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo

What are the health hazards of Soft drinks ?

The main ingredients of Coca cola are carbonated water , sugar (sucrose), caramel colour, phosphoric acid, caffeine and natural flavours. Water carbonated with carbon dioxide is injurious to health. Also the flavours added are the most protected and secret part of the formula. Experts says that the regular consumption of soft drinks with these ingredients in high quantities may lead to diabetes , heart diseases , high blood pressure , obesity etc.

What should we do?

The cases of premature death and life style diseases are increasing all over the world. The main agent behind this is none other than the food habits. Drinking many soft drinks along with some foods is reported to be highly toxic. It is our responsibility to keep our body healthy. So taking junk foods and drinks like coco cola is to be fully avoided. Cristiano Ronaldo’s gesture is the eye opener to all Cola drinkers in the world.

Hats off Cristiano Ronaldo

I am not a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo. I love his football game especially the sharp shooting ability. But without a support from his team he can’t do anything. This is the case of many leading players in the world. But some countries have a real set team without any such super stars. The rise of Croatia in last FIFA world cup is the best example. Still I will give a big salute to Cristiano for this brave act. He dared to do this on the stage sponsored by the company which no one dared so far. Really the fan strength of Cristiano Ronaldo will have a boost all over the world. Hats off Mr. Cristiano Ronaldo.

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