4:05 PM PT -- The G.O.A.T is weighing in on the drink debacle ... with Tom Brady giving props to his fellow health freak moments ago on Twitter.
"It’s almost like the veterans know what they’re doing...." Brady said.
We'll drink to that!! Water, that is.
Cristiano Ronaldo HATES processed drinks so much, he removed Coke bottles from his podium Monday ... all while imploring people to drink water instead.
Ronaldo's rejection of the sweet stuff went down just before a meeting with the media ahead of Portugal's UEFA Euro 2020 game with Hungary ... and the whole thing was caught on video.
You can see in the footage, just before reporters fired questions at the soccer star, he noticed Cokes placed in front of him (Coke is a sponsor of Euro 2020) and immediately gave them a look of disdain.
But, rather than just keeping the products there like tournament officials no doubt wanted -- Ronaldo straight-up grabbed the bottles and moved them out of his sight.
He then held up a bottle of water, screamed, "agua!" ... and then appeared to mumble something about the sodas.