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Shocking! First women's Ballon d'Or winner asked to twerk on stage

Norwegian Footballer, Ada Hegerberg Who Was To Receive Her Award For The Best Female Player In The World Was Asked To Twerk On Stage.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 04 Dec 2018, 03:43:53 PM
Ada Hegerberg, the winner of Ballon d'Or asked to twerk on stage (Photo: Twitter)

Ada Hegerberg, the winner of Ballon d'Or asked to twerk on stage (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

2018's Ballon d'Or's historic moment for women's football was completely upturned when Ada Hegerberg, the winner of Ballon d'Or was asked to twerk on stage. Norwegian footballer who plays for Olympique Lyonnais in France was called up on stage for the award when the improper and sexist question was asked. 

The Ballon d'Or which was normally reserved for the men throughout its 62-year history was supposed to be a historic moment but marred by the improper question. DJ Martin Solveig, who was a guest host at the awards ceremony, asked the 23-year-old striker to twerk after she received her prize. 

The player, however, promptly shut the host down saying "no" and walking off the stage.

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This indecent and improper gesture has taken the Internet by storm and many akin sportsmen have shown a supporting hand for Hegerberg. 

Football journalist Jason Pettigrove tweeted: "Martin Solveig, you are f***ing pathetic". Two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray also let loose his disappointment on his Instagram story.

He wrote, "Why do women have to put up with this s***?" he wrote. "What questions did they ask Mbappe and Modric? I'd imagine something to do with football. Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport.

"And to everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke ... it wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal."

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Pettigrove and Murray weren't the only ones to bombard the host with explosive remarks. People from all walks of life have hoarded the Twittersphere about their own remarks at the host.

Check out the tweets here:

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First Published : 04 Dec 2018, 03:39:45 PM
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