Was it one thing on the sphere of play?

Was it a purple card?

No, at a post-match press convention, he ‘moved’ two bottles of Coca-Cola from the press desk at which he was seated to at least one facet. Then, he held up a bottle of water, underlining his choice by declaring: “Agua”.

Essential to notice that Coca-Cola is one of many principal sponsors of UEFA’s Euro 2020 event, however a event spokesperson defended Ronaldo, saying that everybody “is entitled to their drink preferences.”

Additionally inflicting a stir was Paul Pogba, the French star. Pogba is a practising Muslim and doesn’t drink alcohol, in order that explains why he needed the Heineken eliminated previous to his post-match press convention.

The UEFA machine went into overdrive making an attempt to placate each camps – the sponsors and the ‘preferences’ of the gamers.

There was a marked (over) response to Ronaldo’s actions and nervous buyers divested themselves of Coca Cola inventory thereby knocking over €4 billion off the value of Coca Cola.

Keep in mind final week after I wrote about mimetic behaviour – ‘As soon as the primary stone is thrown, the second stone turns into simpler to throw.’

Will different sports activities stars observe Ronaldo’s lead?

Can authorities’s observe Ronaldo’s lead?

Can mother and father observe Ronaldo’s lead?

That is my cue to introduce a three-part podcast sequence referred to as Connecting the Dots. This sequence covers a spread of points going through each youngsters and their mother and father. Half 1 is within the can and you can listen to it here.

This podcast sequence will problem you and can ask some massive questions however on the flip facet, it additionally gives compassion and a heat embrace. My co-host on the sequence is Stuart Wilson of ZestLife, a behavioural psychotherapist specialising in youth and adolescents and household remedy, and he too is a father or mother and as we each readily admit, we aren’t excellent and we too are all the time studying. Our kids don’t dwell in a bubble they usually too are uncovered to lots of the challenges that your youngsters face.

Don’t cancel out of this e mail simply because your children have grown and flown the nest, it’s doubly vital to notice that the adolescent stage can lengthen past 24 years of age.

As well as, the way of our open and frank dialogue on the podcast stands in stark distinction to Eire of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties when a lot of what we speak about within the podcast was off limits and never for public discourse. Why do I point out this? Off air, Stuart advised me he has a consumer who’s 80 and is attending Stuart’s clinic in order to bridge a faltering relationship together with his 60-year-old son.

Belief me, there may be invaluable insights from Stuart it doesn’t matter what age you might be; be it {the teenager}, the father or mother, the grandparent, the aunt or the uncle, the takeaways from this podcast sequence are life enhancing and life enriching. The affect of social media on youngsters is step one and I stay up for sharing the second podcast early subsequent week.

And a giant shout out to teenager, Eoghan Brennan who’s 6 stone weight reduction performed a key function in serving to me to ‘Join the Dots’ and put this explicit podcast sequence collectively. You can listen to Eoghan’s weight loss story here.