Ryan Giggs must be saddened with the recent revelation that he once lost control of his temper and pushed Cristiano Ronaldo against a wall. Previous reports said the young man who’s now a Real Madrid star, was sipping from a bottle of Coca-Cola when the incident occurred.
Image: Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jan Aage Fjortoft, former footballer and now a television commentator, has revealed the incident, as told to him by Manchester United super-sub Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
According to Fjortoft, Solskjaer said: “Ronaldo came once to a breakfast with a Coke in his hands. Giggs pushed him on the wall and said: ‘Don’t ever do that again!'”
Effects of Coca-cola on the body, as revealed by AS:
If the reports are true, Giggs would have been correct to point out to Ronaldo that drinking a can of Coca-Cola, with 10 teaspoons of added sugar, would be unlikely to help achieve top athletic performance. (The World Health Organization recommend consuming no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily).
According to British pharmacist Niraj Naik, blood sugar levels increase dramatically within 20 minutes of drinking Coke, causing a burst of insulin. The liver then turns the high amounts of sugar circulating the body into fat.
An hour after drinking the beverage, a sugar crash will begin, causing irritability and drowsiness.
Image shows Ryan Giggs’ Pepsi campaign.
It is now understandable that Ryan Giggs meant no harm to “an ignorant Ronaldo”, he had the young player’s best interests at heart. But there should have been other ways to explain everything bad about sugar intake, rather than putting him on choke-hold.
Giggs, however, had a deal with Coke rivals Pepsi.
In an advert, he was seen encouraging fans to drink the other soft drink, which funny enough, has similar properties.
If only Ronaldo had a deal with Coca-Cola, drinking coke would’ve been acceptable.
Football, politics and business are all inter-winded. Aren’t they?