The Ballon d’or for Ada Hegerberg and reviews for Martin Solveig

Ballon d'Or: Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk on stage after winning women's award

Ballon d'Or: Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk on stage after winning women's award

After asking the first woman to win the Ballon d'Or if she twerked, French DJ Martin Solveig then said sorry.

Even though Ada Hegerberg said she hadn't been offended by the twerking question during Monday's award ceremony, Solveig still apologized on Twitter after his comment caused a social media stir.

The 23-year-old was presented the award by DJ Martin Solveig, who asked if she would twerk, referring to the sexually provocative dance move popularized by singer Miley Cyrus.

"I explained to (Hegerberg) the buzz and she told me she understood it was a joke", he added.

SHE'S scored 41 goals in as many games in the Champions League, on her way to winning the inaugural Ballon d'Or for women. I didn't really think about it at the time.

This season, she has chipped in an additional 12 league goals and a further four in Europe.

"Why do woman [sic] still have to put up with that s***?"

A reporter from news agency AP, John Leicester also shared a small video interview with Hegerberg, in which the forward said she was was not upset over Solveig's remarks.

Ballon d'Or: Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk on stage after winning women's award

France Football magazine has been awarding the Ballon d'Or - until now only to men - since 1956, when Matthews was the first victor.

"Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport", Scottish tennis star Andy Murray said of the incident on Instagram. I'd imagine something to do with football.

"Disgusting what happened with Hegerberg at the Ballon d'Or and it's vital the vile attitude and mindset is stamped out across the globe", Welsh FA media executive Owain Harries wrote.

With just seven months left until France hosts the biggest tournament in women's soccer, France Football selects a host for its showpiece event who can't let a female athlete get up on stage and be recognized for her athletic achievements without having to answer an outrageously sexist question.

He concluded his message by referring to a "level of sexism unreal".

Solveig has since tendered his apology via Twitter saying: "Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended".

"It's all about how we respect women's football". What questions did they ask Mbappe and Modric (this year's victor of the men's Ballon d'Or)?

Of the other Lyon contenders, German midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan came closest to her, finishing third in the voting.

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