France midfielder Paul Pogba has removed a bottle of Heineken beer that had been placed in front of him at a Euro Championships news conference, a day after Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo moved aside Coca-Cola bottles in a similar set-up.
Pogba, a practising Muslim, removed the bottle when he sat down to speak to the media on Tuesday after he was named man of the match in France's 1-0 Group F win over Germany.
Reuters have requested comment from Heineken, who are one of the official sponsors of the European championships.
Alcohol is considered taboo for people of Islamic faith.
On Monday, Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coca-Cola at a news conference and held up a bottle of water shouting "Agua" in Portuguese.
The incident cost the giant soft-drink company $US4 billion ($A5.1 million) on the stock market.
Australian Associated Press