DJ Martin Solveig apologises for Ballon d'Or twerk question

DJ Martin Solveig apologises for Ballon d'Or twerk question

DJ Martin Solveig apologises for Ballon d'Or twerk question

An uncomfortable Hegerberg brushed off Solveig's question, but it stunned onlookers.

The look on Kylian Mbappe's face said it all.

Another added: "Grown men asking a Ballon d'Or victor to twerk in front of famous people. Well, if being a feminist is about fighting so that a woman is treated like a man then yes, I suppose I have".

"But it was harder when playing for a girls" team hearing parents ask "to prove that I was a girl'".

And a fourth concluded: "Imagine it's the biggest moment of your career and you're asked to twerk just because you're a woman".

The Norway worldwide, who plays her club football with Lyon, was invited on stage in Paris to accept her Golden Ball from French DJ Martin Solveig.

The freaky incident has sparked outrage among fans online, with Solveig - who has apologised for causing offence - coming under heavy criticism for his "sexist", "disrespectful" and "disgusting" request. "I of course didn't want to offend anyone".

He said he had been asked to prepare a song for each victor and then to dance with the recipients, and that after his remarks, the two had danced to Frank Sinatra together. "This was a joke. probably a bad one".

Ballon d'Or: Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk on stage after winning women's award

Solveig has since tendered his apology via Twitter saying: "Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended". He also characterizes the incident as a "misunderstanding" and attempts to explain his reasoning, noting that he was asked to prepare a song for each victor and that he thought it was ironic to ask someone to twerk to Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me To The Moon".

Social media has since blown up with reactions to Solveig's question, with Adam Batemen saying on Twitter: "I'm so glad that she said no, and didn't play along with his sexist games".

"Nevertheless my apologies to anyone who may have been offended".

After his question moved, Martin Solveig has made a gesture of most elegant, inviting Ada Hegerberg to dance a waltz.

"The twerking comment was used in contrast to the song I had prepared for her; however, this sentiment was misunderstood and has sadly caused offense", he wrote. "I didn't take it that way at all".

"I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon d'Or ..."

He said that "she understood it was a joke".

Luca Modric was awarded the men's prize, ending the decade-long dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo, who finished in second spot, and Lionel Messi, who finished a shock fifth.

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