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UEFA urge players to stop removing sponsor drinks

Thu 17 June 2021 | 16:02

UEFA has called on players to stop eliminating sponsored drinks at Euro 2020 press conferences.

Ronaldo

,

Pogba

and

Manuel Locatelli

removed the sponsor bottles from the cameras at this week's news conference.

Euro 2020 tournament director Martin Kallen said UEFA has

"communicated with the teams regarding this matter

".

"

It is important because the revenues of the sponsors are important for the tournament and for European football,

" Kallen said in a briefing.

Paul Pogba, who is Muslim and does not drink alcohol, protested against a distinctive green Heineken bottle that has become a UEFA sponsor this year.

Kallen said tournament rules require compliance with UEFA's commitments to sponsors, though players with religious objections "

don't need to have a bottle there

".

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