Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Ada Hegerberg Wins First Ever Women’s Ballon d’Or Award

Ada Hegerberg celebrates with the Women's Ballon d'Or award Camera Icon Ada Hegerberg celebrates with the Women's Ballon d'Or
Sergio Cook | 07 December, 2018, 03:29

Olympique Lyon and Norway's Ada Hegerberg became the first footballer to win the Women's Ballon d'Or award at the gala in Paris on Monday night.

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

But the glitzy ceremony at the Grand Palais, in Paris, was tarnished when Martin Solveig asked if she knew how to dance the twerk, a dance of sensual evocative.

Lyon defender Wendie Renard, a star for the French national team, said Hegerberg's competitive spirit had also helped her stand out. I was just happy to do the dance and win the Ballon d'Or.

Hegerberg told Skysports.com: "He (Solveig) came to me afterwards and was really sad that it went that way".

In what was a stunning individual 2017/18 season, Hegerberg managed to score a remarkable 49 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions and played a huge role in Lyon's march to their third straight Champions League title.

The Norway worldwide has tallied 10 goals in 10 league games this season with Lyon sitting atop the table.

"Why do women still have to put up with that s***?", the former world No 1 tennis player said on Instagram.

Speaking after collecting her award on Monday, she told the Associated Press that she has no plans to reverse that decision.

Ada Hederberg was asked to twerk during her Ballon d'Or acceptance ceremony.

Andy Murray was among those on social media who criticised Solveig's comment, notes The Guardian, calling it "another example of the ridiculous sexism in sport".

"And to everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke".

He concluded his message by referring to a "level of sexism unreal".

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the men's award.

After his question moved, Martin Solveig has made a gesture of most elegant, inviting Ada Hegerberg to dance a waltz. "It's historic, it's incredible, a great day for women's football and a big step forward".

Hegerberg turned away, seemingly in disgust, with Solveig using social media to send the Ballon d'Or victor an apology and claiming he had cleared the matter up with the player.

Earlier, Hegerberg spoke of her pride in winning the prize and said she hoped it would motivate female players. "That is where I set the bar".

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