French DJ Martin Solveig has been slammed for asking the first-ever woman to win the Ballon d’Or, Ada Hegerberg, if she could twerk.
Solveig, who hosted the glitzy France Football event on Monday where Hegerberg won the award, has since apologized (sort of) but his actions have rightly been criticized across the globe.
This was a seminal moment for women’s soccer. For the first-time ever they had a Ballon d’Or winner and instead of treating the player with the same respect as Luka Modric, the male winner for 2018, Solveig instead revealed just how much work still needs to be done to eradicate the game of blatant sexism.
Hegerberg has since said she wasn’t offended by the comment and simply replied “non” in French when asked if she could twerk.
All of this occurred after the Norwegian star had given a wonderful acceptance speech talking about inspiring young girls around the globe to chase their dreams to become a professional player.
Below is a video of the clip of Solveig’s question, while here is his rather meek attempt at an apology.