Ada Hegerberg incident is 'a little bit sad'

Tennis legend Andy Murray condemns the ‘level of sexism’ after DJ Martin Solveig asked female Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg to ‘twerk’ on stage

Tennis legend Andy Murray condemns the ‘level of sexism’ after DJ Martin Solveig asked female Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg to ‘twerk’ on stage

Ada Hegerberg made history last night as the first victor of the newly awarded women's Ballon D'Or - and moments after she received her award, she was asked "do you know how to twerk?".

Monday was a historic day for women's football as Ada Hegerberg became the first woman to be awarded a Ballon d'Or , but the evening was dampened by an inappropriate comment from presenter Martin Solveig.

He also shared a video saying that the controversy stemmed from "a distortion of my English level and my English culture level, which is obviously not enough because I didn't mean to offend anyone and didn't know this could be seen as such an offence".

Ada Hegerberg Ballon d'Or

But Hegerberg's victory was overshadowed by Solveig apparently requesting the 23-year-old to dance on stage with her Ballon d'Or trophy.

"I wasn't upset", she said.

"I didn't feel it was like that at all to be honest and I am sad if people thought about the situation like that".

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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.

Speaking after collecting her award on Monday, she told the Associated Press that she has no plans to reverse that decision.

What was supposed to be an uplifting moment, though, was marred by Martin Solveig. The Ballon d'Or victor replied with a straight "No".

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Among the fiercest critics was tennis star Andy Murray, who asked: 'Why do women still have to put up with this s***?' Taking to Twitter, he said "Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended. I share this with Olympique Lyonnais, my teammates, the staff", she beamed after joining men's victor Luka Modric and men's best young player Kylian Mbappe on the stage with her trophy. "Most importantly congratulations to Ada", he wrote. Maybe in the past there are some players who could have won the Ballon d'Or like Xavi or Andres Iniesta but people finally now are looking at someone else.

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

He said he had "immediately apologized" to Ada and that he wished for "the focus to be shifted back to celebrating Ada Hegerberg becoming to the first woman to be awarded a Ballon d'Or. I think there are a lot of other subjects to discuss if we talk about sexual matters".

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