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Martin Solveig issues 'apology' for Ada Hegerberg 'twerk' question

07 December, 2018, 03:34 | Author: Drew Briggs
  • Luka Modric Ada Hegerberg and Kylian Mbappe were the big winners in Paris

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

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".

"This comes 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".

The 23-year-old replied "Non" in French, with a clip of the awkward exchange quickly racking up millions of views on Twitter.

"I explained to [Ada] and she told me she understood it was a joke", Solveig wrote. "I was just happy to get a dance and celebrate winning the Ballon d'Or, to be honest". "I don't think the respect has been there", she told the AP.

She helped her team, Lyon, snare a Champions League title for a record fifth time, scoring 15 goals, according to AFP.

According to a report by the Mirror UK, the Norway worldwide went to leave the stage after her address.

Ada Hegerberg, right, with David Ginola (left) and Martin Solveig.

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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", Murray said on his Instagram story.

"I am touched and very proud, for women's football, for myself, for the club".

Solveig has since tendered his apology via Twitter saying: "Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended. The Ballon d'Or is the most important thing".

"He came to after the presentation and apologized", she said. "It wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal".

"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. It had not previously included a women's football category.

"I think there are a lot of other subjects to discuss if we're talking about sexual matters".

His countryman Kylian Mbappe won the inaugural Kopa Trophy for the best male player aged 21 and under.


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