Ada Hegerberg becomes first woman to win Ballon d'Or


Murray took to social media to slam Martin Solveig after he asked Norwegian footballer Ada Hegerberg if she knew how to perform the raunchy dance move - an example of "the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport".

"This comes from a distortion of my English level and my English culture level, which is obviously not enough because I didn't mean to offend anyone and didn't know this could be seen as such an offence".

But fans had plenty more to say about DJ Solveig as a clip of the query about the bum-shaking dance racked up millions of views on Twitter.

Hegerberg said Solveig also apologized to her personally, even though "I wasn't upset".

"I didn't feel it was like that at all to be honest and I am sad if people thought about the situation like that".

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.

"Why do woman [sic] still have to put up with that s--?" he posted on Instagram.

"It's not that often that I use the word "proud" but today I'm really proud", she told The AP.

Ada Hegerberg Ballon d'Or
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Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports contributor Grant Wahl added his disapproval of the incident, calling Solveig "absolute trash" and agreeing with Murray's comment that "this is the crap female athletes deal with on a daily basis around the world". "Most importantly, congratulations to Ada". "I'd imagine something to do with football", said Andy Murray.

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

Then giving an unbelievable speech about how big this is for women's football.

Ada Hegerbergthe victor of the first Ballon d'or feminine: "He came to see me after and he was really, really sad that it had happened as well".

"I think there are a lot of other subjects to discuss if we're talking about sexual matters".

Luka Modric, a midfielder who plays for Croatia and Real Madrid, was named the top male player of 2018, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo's and Lionel Messi's decade-long hold on the Ballon d'Or. "That is where I set the bar".

Earlier, Hegerberg spoke of her pride in winning the prize and said she hoped it would motivate female players.

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