(BUSINESS INSIDER) – The soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's gesture at a Euro 2020 press conference on Monday wiped $4 billion off Coca-Cola's market value.
Ronaldo, sat beside Portugal manager Fernando Santos ahead of his team's match against Hungary, irritably set aside two bottles of Coke, then picked up a bottle of water and said, "Água!" – the Portuguese word for water.
Coca-Cola's shares, which had opened at about $56.17, had fallen by 1.6%, to $55.22, by the end of the press conference. Its market value dropped by $4 billion, to $238 billion from $242 billion. The soft-drink manufacturer's shares continued to slide on Tuesday, falling by 0.3%.
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