Martin Solveig Apologises For Asking First Female Ballon d'Or Winner Ada Hegerberg To Twerk

Last night, 23-year old Ada Hegerberg made history by becoming the first ever female Ballon d'Or winner - but her special moment was somewhat overshadowed by host Martin Solveig asking her about twerking after she collected her award.

The Norwegian international scooped the coveted prize at the ceremony in Paris following a stunning 42-goal season, including 15 in the Champions League for club Lyon as they won the competition for the third consecutive year.

She had just been crowned the best women's player in world football, but then French DJ Solveig - hosting the awards with former footballer David Ginola - asked her whether she could twerk.

Cue stunned silence from the whole room.

The 42-year old has received a whole lot of backlash for his highly inappropriate comments, which led to an embarrassed Hegerberg replying: "No" before storming off the stage in incredibly awkward scenes.

He was later forced to tweet a video response, saying that he was a 'respectful guy.'

Twitter was less than convinced though, with some accusing him of 'blatant sexism' - as well as totally overshadowing Hegerberg's win.

People also questioned whether he would have asked a male footballer about twerking.

To the surprise of absolutely no-one, Solveig didn't use the same line of questioning with Luka Modric when he collected his first ever Ballon d'Or.

Hegerberg called the introduction of the award a "huge step for women's football" and told women to believe themselves in a strong message.

Then, Solveig pretty much diminished the whole thing by being a complete and utter moron.

He later posted a picture of him shaking hands with Hegerberg, who 'understood the joke' apparently.

Or maybe she just realised that acting with more class was better than smashing him in the face live on stage.

He's had a shocker there Brian.

Simon Binns

Social editorial lead at LADBible. Former CityLife editor at the Manchester Evening News and journalist for the BBC, The Guardian and loads of places you've never heard of.

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