How To Lose a $750,000 Coke Sponsorship

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as the Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho, cost himself a Coke sponsorship worth $750,000 for drinking a can of Pepsi at a recent press conference.

Ronaldinho stunned Coke chiefs by turning up at a press conference and sipping nonchalantly from a can of Pepsi, their arch-rivals’ fizzy pop. Furious bosses at the Atlanta-based firm immediately demanded that the plug be pulled on his huge endorsement deal, according to a report in the ‘O Estado de Sao Paulo’ newspaper.

"The fact that the player has appeared with a can of Pepsi was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Coca Cola marketing chief Marcelo Pontes told reporters. “The sponsorship had become embarrassing."
This should get pretty entertaining over the next few days.
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