LUKE SHAW swigged from a disguised drink at Wembley in a new twist to the saga over Euro 2020 sponsorship rules.
The left-back’s can was totally wrapped up, blocking out the brand name, as he hydrated before the final group game against the Czech Republic.
Luke Shaw swigs from a disguised drink before kick-off against the Czechs on Tuesday
Cristiano Ronaldo was first to cause controversy, removing two bottles
Devout Muslim Paul Pogba then took a bottle of Heineken off his table
And Shaw had his own take on it ahead of a match England won 1-0 – taking them to the top of Group D – and setting up a horror clash in the last-16, with France, Germany or Portugal all potential opponents.
Raheem Sterling headed home the winner, after some excellent play in the build-up by Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish.
Juventus frontman Ronaldo launched the trend by moving a pair of Coca-Cola bottles out of the way.
He then told the cameras to ‘drink water’ instead of the popular fizzy drink.
Uefa responded by saying: “Players are offered water, alongside Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, on arrival at our press conferences.”
Europe’s football chiefs responded to the controversy with a hard-hitting statement.
They said: “Uefa has reminded participating teams that partnerships are integral to the delivery of the tournament and to ensuring the development of football across Europe, including for youth and women.”
But Pogba’s decision, in particular, appeared to draw support on social media.
One fan posted: “Putting an alcoholic beverage in front of a Muslim is straight disrespect… You can’t blame Pogba here.”
Another tweeted: “He’s a Muslim. Why put beer in front of him? Sponsors must be rational.”
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