In a recent press conference, Cristiano Ronaldo angrily picked up two bottles of Coca-Cola, and replaced them with water.
That one gesture reportedly cost the company $5 billion in the market, but the scene got further messed up when people found an old video of Ronaldo endorsing Coca-Cola, and started calling him a hypocrite.
While there are things to be said about Ronaldo's gesture during the press conference, this may not exactly be 'hypocrisy' and more of a change of mind, since the advertisement came out in 2006, which was 15 years ago.
Anyway, the internet isn't too pleased with Ranaldo, and here are some of the reaction.
He’s literally done ads for Coca Cola in the past. https://t.co/LnX6bvE8pS— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) June 16, 2021
Let’s not forget that Ronaldo had once done an advert for Coca-cola.— Your Online Vet (@danielaremson) June 16, 2021
So much for his supposedly hate for soda. https://t.co/B0qBBh4b31
Ronaldo playing games. Haha— Tone Gordon (@TheToneGordon) June 16, 2021
Him in an old Coke ad👇🏻https://t.co/3TUB3IqW68
Ronaldo has done ads for Coca Cola, so what are you saying? I think he did this as a self serving stunt!— Dr. Betsomarch (@albertmachinda) June 16, 2021
The internet finds everything.