Manuel Locatelli latest Euro 2020 star to remove Coca-Cola from presser after Ronaldo's snub.

ITALY hero Manuel Locatelli has become the latest star to pop at the sight of Coca-Cola bottles in a fizz-ling row over Euro 2020 sponsors.

The popular carbonated drink was set up in front of the midfielder as he took his seat to discuss a Man of the Match display against Switzerland.

But he made a point of placing a bottle of water directly in front of his microphone before moving the Coca-Cola out of shot ahead of speaking to the press.

Locatelli then smiled and toyed with his Man of the Match trophy as he awaited the first question.

It followed Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to ditch the sugary drink before Portugal's game with Hungary.

The 36-year-old, who has admitted to being 'irritated' by his son's love of crisps and fizzy drinks in the past, told fans to 'drink water' instead.

And player power has been increasingly evident at the Euros after Paul Pogba snubbed a bottle of Heineken following France's win over Germany.

The alcohol-free edition of the beverage sponsors the Man of the Match award handed to Pogba who, as a devout Muslim, does not drink alcohol.

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