Coca-Cola FC Egyptian coach mocks Ronaldo after making Premier League debut

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 5 Jul 2021

The Coca-Cola football team, who were established in 2011, snatched a place in the top flight Egyptian Premier League after topping their group in the second division alongside Pharco and Eastern Company SC

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Coca-Cola football team's coach Tamer Mostafa mocked Portugal's star Cristiano Ronaldo after the team sealed the promotion to the top flight Egyptian Premier League, confirming it's 'a response to Ronaldo's behaviour'.

A bottle-snatching trend at Euro 2020 started by Cristiano Ronaldo last June at a mandatory pre-game news conference when he hid two Coca-Cola bottles and replaced them with a water bottle, which was also one of the drink maker's brands.

The Coca-Cola football team, who were established in 2011, snatched a place in the top flight Egyptian Premier League after topping their group in the second division alongside Pharco and Eastern Company SC.

"We followed what happened and I think it's the best response to Cristiano Ronaldo's behaviour in Euro 2020," Coca-Cola coach Tamer Mostafa joked in a television interview late on Sunday.

"If he (Ronaldo) doesn't like the soda water, we qualified for the Premier League," the Coca-Cola tactician added.

Paul Pogba and Manuel Locatelli also removed sponsor bottles away from the view of cameras when taking their seats in the same week Ronaldo started the trend.

As a result, the UEFA asked players on the 24 teams to stop removing strategically placed sponsor drinks from the news conference platforms.

Most Egyptian privately-owned teams do not have a significant fan base the same way that state owned teams like Ahly, Zamalek, Ismaily, Masry and Alexandria-based club Ittihad dom, who are popular partially because they represent entire cities.

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