Andy Murray slams Ballon d’Or host for ‘twerk’ comment to Ada Hegerberg

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The first ever female victor of the Ballon D'Or, Ada Hegerberg, forward for Lyon and Norway, was excited to receive the award.

Ada Hegerberg later said that she took that comment as a joke than a sexual harassment, although Martin Solveig apologized to her after the event.

He tweeted, "I didn't know that this could be seen as such an offence", and added: "This was a joke, probably a bad one".

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

When Hegerberg turned to walk off the stage, Solveig instead asked her to dance to Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me To The Moon".

"I was just happy to do the dance and win the Ballon d'Or to be honest".

"He came to me afterwards and was really sad that it went that way".

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In what was a stunning individual 2017/18 season, Hegerberg managed to score a remarkable 49 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions and played a huge role in Lyon's march to their third straight Champions League title. "Why do women still have to put up with that s--?"

"It's not that often that I use the word "proud" but today I'm really proud", she told The AP. The other is Martin Solveig.

Her goal-scoring exploits have led to comparisons with five-time Ballon d'Or winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and she felt that had made the difference for her compared to her Lyon colleagues.

But it seems, the three-time "Grand Slam" victor Andy Murray is less than impressed for DJ's comment as he wrote "Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport", and then added "Why do woman [sic] still have to put up with that s***?"

Solveig has since tendered his apology via Twitter saying: "Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended". After Solveig asked her the question, the cameras cut to young men's player of the year Kylian Mbappe, who looked surprised.

"I wasn't upset", she said. He then explained, "I've been involved in the sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal".

Every year, the Ballon d'Or is awarded to the world's best footballer as voted for by journalists, and is widely considered the most prestigious individual prize in the sport.

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