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Women's best player Hegerberg's Ballon d'Or award overshadowed by 'twerk' request

Women's best player Hegerberg's Ballon d'Or award overshadowed by 'twerk' request

"In her speech, Ada Hegerberg implored young girls all over the world to believe in themselves and we hope that this moment will not overshadow her incredible achievement of becoming the first recipient of the women's Ballon d'Or".

But Solveig still apologised on Twitter after his comment caused a social media stir.

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

But the 23-year-old's moment as a trailblazer was momentarily soured by a freaky question from the award ceremony's host, DJ Martin Solveig: But can she twerk?

When Norwegian footballer Ada Hegerberg became the first woman to win the Ballon D'Or, she likely wasn't expecting to get asked about her dancing prowess.

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France Football magazine has been awarding the Ballon d'Or - until now only to men - since 1956.

We wish we could say we were surprised by the incident but, sadly, it follows a long history of women in football not being given the respect and recognition they deserve.

Her words echoed Solveig's own message after the internet brouhaha that erupted shortly after Hegerberg's appearance onstage.

After losing to Sam Querry at the quarter-final stage, a journalist began a question by saying "Sam is the first USA player to reach a major semi-final since 2009" before Murray interrupted to correct: "Male player". "It's a huge step for women's football and the work you put down is such an important thing for women's football, and together, we'll make a difference". Hegerberg hasn't played for the national team since a year ago because of what she perceives to be a general disregard for women's soccer in Norway.

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".

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Lyon defender Wendie Renard, a star for the French national team, said Hegerberg's competitive spirit also made her stand out.

She scored a tournament-record 15 goals for Lyon in the Women's Champions League last season.

The Ballon d'Or is seen as the most prestigious individual prize in football, with the victor claiming the title of the world's best player. "I explained to @AdaStolsmo the buzz and she told me she understood it was a joke", he wrote.

Hegerberg took the opportunity to call out then-Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who ended his Champions League campaign on 14 goals.

Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named victor of the 2018 Ballon d'Or on Monday, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo's and Lionel Messi's decade-long hold on the prestigious award.

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She also expressed frustration with the uneven pace of progress for women. "That could be in a daily situation, being a woman, to be honest".


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