Shock as woman Ballon d'Or asked to twerk on stage

Tyler Owen
December 7, 2018

Asked after the conclusion of the ceremony if she felt Solveig's comment was sexist, Hegerberg said, per AP's John Leicester, that she "didn't take it as that at all". Probably a bad one, and I want to apologize to the one I may have offended.

Hegerberg has scored over 250 career goals at the age of 23, and for reasons unknown, Solveig believed it to be the ideal time to ask a professional female if she could twerk onstage.

At the gala for her daughter's prize moment, Hegerberg's mother, Gerd, said the impropriety of Solveig's remark was initially lost on her. I was just happy to do the dance and win the Ballon d'Or.

Hegerberg herself spoke after the incident, saying: "He came to me afterwards and was really sad that it went that way".

Hegerberg, who scored 42 goals in all competitions last season and led Lyon to a third consecutive Women's Champions League title, promptly responded "no", before turning away from Solveig.

However, as the Norway worldwide was leaving the stage, Solveig asked her if she knew how to twerk, but the three-time women's Champions League victor abruptly said "no" before walking away.

Professional Italian club AS Roma called out Solveig as well, crowning the DJ as the new "idiot of the day".

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"Why do woman still have to put up with that (expletive)?" tennis player Andy Murray wrote on Instagram. Though Solveig later apologised to Hagerberg and "all those who may have been offended", twitter did not hold back in calling out the sexism on stage. "I'd imagine something to do with football", said Andy Murray.

The Ballon d'Or has been awarded to the top male footballer on the planet since 1956, with Monday's presentation to Hegerberg marking the first time France Football magazine has offered a female equivalent. And to everyone who thinks I'm overreacting and it was just a joke ... it wasn't. "It wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal".

After his question moved, Martin Solveig has made a gesture of most elegant, inviting Ada Hegerberg to dance a waltz.

Then giving an unbelievable speech about how big this is for women's football.

Luka Modric won the Men's Ballon d'Or award on the same night, ending the decade long dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

"I wasn't upset", she said.

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