WATCH: Valencia press officer denies request of Muslim player to take away beer bottle
There was quite a bit of tension at Valencia's press conference on Thursday.
As German defender Shkodran Mustafi entered the room, a club official sat him in front of a bottle of Estrella beer, a sponsor of Valencia CF.
Mustafi, a practising Muslim, requested that the bottle be removed because it is against his religion to endorse the drinking of alcoholic beverages. "Yo no quiero la birra" translates to "I don't want the beer."
The Valencia representative denied the request with the valuable sponsorship deal presumably playing on his mind.
The press conference almost took a turn for the worse when Mustafi was filmed murmuring "Te Mato... un día," which translates to "I'll kill you one day," but the press conference commenced shortly after.