Absolute disgust over shocking sexist question
WHAT should have been a historic moment in football was ruined when Ada Hegerberg was asked to twerk on stage at the sport's night of nights in Paris today.
Norwegian Hegerberg, who played for Olympique Lyonnais in France, won the inaugural Ballon d'Or award for the best female player in the world, beating out 14 other nominees.
Normally reserved for the men, this year the Ballon d'Or included women's stars and Hegerberg was recognised for her outstanding international and club form before the man next to her put a dampener on her big moment.
DJ Martin Solveig asked her to twerk after she received her award. She promptly shut him down, saying "no" and immediately walking off stage.
Football journalist Jason Pettigrove tweeted: ""Martin Solveig, you are f***ing pathetic" while plenty of others took to social media to vent their fury about Hegerberg's treatment.
Ada Hegerberg (@AdaStolsmo) won the first-ever female #ballondor (best soccer player in the world) today. After her acceptance speech, she was asked to twerk on stage. Ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/bh5D3AWAOw— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) December 3, 2018
Martin Solveig really asked Ada Hegerberg, the first ever Ballon D'Or winner, to twerk. The absolute disrespect bruh. pic.twitter.com/Mtc5DBjS7a— A West (@ayyy_west) December 3, 2018
Shocking that. Feel really sorry for her. The first ever recipient of that award and everyone's talking about someone asking her to twerk.— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) December 3, 2018
I hope that after he asked the female Ballon d'Or winner if she could twerk, Martin Solveig remembered to ask Modric if he could do the full monty. FFS. She makes short work of him and rightly so. https://t.co/edqK5AMzQX— Sarah Doran (@sarahisnothere) December 3, 2018
Norway's @AdaStolsmo is the first woman to win a #BallonDor since the ceremony started in 1956. A major achievement for women and sports. And to celebrate, the DJ asked her to twerk.— Leah Harding (@LeahHardingAJE) December 3, 2018
No. Not ok. Ever.
Two steps forward. Several steps back. #AJNewsGrid pic.twitter.com/W1yuK3oI1c
Pointless being outraged at the Ballon d'Or result. A popularity contest, monopolised by an electoral college controlled by sponsors & agents. Always will be.— Dan Levene (@danlevene) December 3, 2018
Save your outrage for sexist shitbag Martin Solveig - asking women's winner Ada Hegerberg if she could twerk for him.