Female Ballon d'Or winner asked to twerk on stage causes outrage

The 42-year old has received a whole lot of backlash for his highly inappropriate comments


23-year old Ada Hegerberg made history by becoming the first ever female Ballon d'Or winner but her special moment was somewhat overshadowed by host Martin Solveig asking her about twerking after she collected her award.

The Norwegian international scooped the coveted prize at the ceremony in Paris following a stunning 42-goal season, including 15 in the Champions League for club Lyon as they won the competition for the third consecutive year.

She had just been crowned the best women's player in world football but then French DJ Solveig, hosting the awards with former footballer David Ginola, went and asked her whether she could twerk.


The 42-year old has received a whole lot of backlash for his highly inappropriate comments, which led to an embarrassed Hegerberg replying, "No" before storming off the stage in incredibly awkward scenes.

To the surprise of absolutely no-one, Solveig didn't use the same line of questioning with Luka Modric when he collected his first ever Ballon d'Or.

Hegerberg called the introduction of the award a "huge step for women's football" and told women to believe themselves in a strong message.


Then, Solveig pretty much diminished the whole thing by being a complete and utter moron.

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