Published: Tue, December 04, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Ballon d'Or: DJ Martin Solveig sorry for Ada Hegerberg 'twerk' question

Ballon d'Or: DJ Martin Solveig sorry for Ada Hegerberg 'twerk' question

France Football magazine has been awarding the Ballon d'Or - until now only to men - since 1956.

Football journalist Jason Pettigrove branded Solveig "f***ing pathetic", while hoards of other social media users also slammed the DJ.

The 23-year-old - who scored 15 goals for Lyon during a triumphant Champions League campaign last season - was encouraged to perform the provocative dance move as she gave her acceptance speech.

Football journalist Siavoush Fallahi added: "What kind of question is this?" I didn't really consider it a sexual harassment or anything in the moment. And why are these guys laughing?

"Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended", he said.

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

After claiming the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup, UEFA's player of the season and FIFA's best player award in which he beat out Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo, the Ballon d'Or is the latest addition to the Croatian's enviable collection of individual awards in 2018.

"My point was: I don't invite women to twerk but dance on a Sinatra song. Watch the full sequence, people who have followed me for 20 years know how respectful I am especially with women". She, like many inside the Grand Palais and those watching across the world, were left seriously unimpressed. Nevertheless my apologies to anyone who may have been offended.

Ada Hegerberg put French musician Martin Solveig firmly in his place in a cringe-inducing moment after winning the inaugural Women's Ballon d'Or award. With her win signalling a breakthrough in the widespread acknowledgement of women's football, her moment in the spotlight was ever so slightly compromised by the inappropriate comments of French DJ, Martin Solveig.

Ada Hegerberg won the Champions League with Lyon.

Earlier in the night, Kylian Mbappe was named victor of the Kopa Trophy for young player of the year.

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