Norway's Hegerberg wins first Ballon d'Or for women

Norway's Hegerberg wins first Ballon d'Or for women

Andy Murray, who has always stood up for women, over the years, berated the Ballon d'Or award ceremony, for the ungentlemanly-like question that was posed by Martin Solveig after, the French DJ's comment took the shine off Ada Hegerberg's Ballon d'Or success. "And I want to apologize to the one I may have offended, sorry about that".

The 23-year-old was presented the award by DJ Martin Solveig, who asked if she would twerk, referring to the sexually provocative dance move popularized by singer Miley Cyrus.

"I wasn't upset", she said. I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon D'Or, and that's all that was in my mind.

She helped her team, Lyon, snare a Champions League title for a record fifth time, scoring 15 goals, according to AFP.

She has already got 16 goals in 12 games across all competitions this season, with many social media users - including prominent sports figures - saying her achievements should have been the focus on Monday night. Why do women have still have to put up with that s**t?

Former Football Fern Maia Jackman told 1 NEWS yesterday she was gutted a historic moment in women's football history had been reduced to a sexist remark.

But it seems, the three-time "Grand Slam" victor Andy Murray is less than impressed for DJ's comment as he wrote "Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport", and then added "Why do woman [sic] still have to put up with that s***?"

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. She added, "I also want to thank France Football". "Nevertheless, my apologies to anyone who may have been offended. I share this with Olympique Lyonnais, my teammates, the staff", she beamed after joining men's victor Luka Modric and men's best young player Kylian Mbappe on the stage with her trophy. "This is a huge step for women's football". "It was the most important people in my life - most of them, some of them were missing - but I am so happy to share this moment with them".

Of the other Lyon contenders, German midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan came closest to her, finishing third in the voting.

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