Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Not sexual harassment - Hegerberg on twerking row

Ballon d'Or: Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk on stage after winning women's award Female footballer's historic moment ruined by 'disgusting' question
Isaac Mcdaniel | 06 December, 2018, 04:48

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

Lyon striker Hegerberg made history by becoming the first female victor of the award at Tuesday's (AEDT) ceremony, organised by France Football.

Solveig, a French DJ, asked the Lyon and Norway striker during the presentation: "Do you know how to twerk?".

Hegerberg turned away as she responded: "No".

Andy Murray, the tennis star, also condemned the comment in a post on Instagram.

Hegerberg, who helped her club win the Women's Champions League last season, looked uncomfortable and responded,"No".

Murray said that the incident was further proof of "the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport".

"Why do woman [sic] still have to put up with that s***?"

Kylian Mbappe, men's victor of the Kopa Trophy for young player of the year, was also invited to dance after his award was presented to him, but Solveig chose Drake for his song, and he wasn't hand-in-hand with the French DJ. I wish the national team the best, though.

Soccer has always been bad with how it approaches the women's game.

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"[Hegerberg is] a phenomenal young player, who has scored over 250 goals".

The incident was a major talking point despite Hegerberg´s achievement in becoming the first victor of the women´s Ballon D´Or, an award which has been handed to male footballers since 1956.

"He came to me afterward and was really sad that it went that way. I think there are a lot of other subjects we need to be discussing when talking about sexual matters". "This is the first victor in the history of the ballon d'or Feminine it discloses a message of hope for the football female and the other he asks if she knows twerker, in the eyes of the world it is a huge shame.".

"Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended".

After Hederberg's initial reaction, Solveig then offered a different kind of dance, and Frank Sinatra's Fly Me To The Moon began to play. Watch the full sequence.

"And to everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke".

Here's a video of the incident.

"Apologies to anyone who may have been offended", he wrote on Twitter.

"It was the most important people in my life - most of them, some of them were missing - but I am so happy to share this moment with them".

Ada Hegerberg broke a major barrier for female soccer players by becoming the first woman to receive the Ballon d'Or, the highest individual honour in the sport.

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