Women's Ballon d'Or presenter apologises after asking victor Ada Hegerberg to 'twerk'

Women's Ballon d'Or presenter apologises after asking victor Ada Hegerberg to 'twerk'

Women's Ballon d'Or presenter apologises after asking victor Ada Hegerberg to 'twerk'

Norway striker Ada Hegerberg was rewarded for her prolific form with Champions League winners Lyon as she took the first ever women's Ballon d'Or prize at a ceremony in Paris on Monday.

"I'm a little amazed and astonished with what I'm reading on the internet, of course I didn't want to offend anyone", he said.

Lyon's Ada Hegerberg was announced as the best women's player in the world for 2018 at a glittering ceremony in Pairs, with Luka Modric winning the male equivalent.

After 62 years, a female soccer player was finally honored with the Ballon d'Or award, which is presented to the best soccer player of the year.

After collecting her Ballon d'Or, Hegerberg told The Associated Press she has no plans to reconsider her decision taken to preserve her "authenticity and my values, as a person, as a footballer".

This was the first time in the 62-year history of the Ballon d'Or that there had been a separate award for the best woman player in the world and it went to the striker who helped her club win the Women's Champions League.

Solveig made a mockery of a historic accomplishment by Hegerberg.

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Picking up the maiden award, Solveig proceeded to ask Hegeberg whether or not she could, nay would, "twerk". I did not know that this could be seen as such an offence.

In a video posted to Twitter shortly after, Solveig said "he [hadn't] wanted to offend anyone", and that the question, intended as a joke, had been misconstrued.

An astonishingly baffling lack of awareness, Hegeberg looked understandably pissed off as she turned and left the stage immediately thereafter.

"I want to say thanks to France Football". "It's all about how we respect women's football".

Matildas star Sam Kerr finished in fifth spot in the voting, but said just having the award meant women's football had won.

Modric is the first man to win the award since 2007 that is not called Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. "Watch the full sequence, people who have followed me for 20 years know how respectful I am especially with women".

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