Andy Murray Blasts Sexism at Ballon d’Or

Martin Solveig and Ada Hegerberg

The tennis legend Andy Murray insisted that sexism is still a great issue in the world of sports and hits out at the French DJ Martin Solveig after he asked the first ever women's Ballon d'Or victor Ada Hegerberg about twerking while co-hosting the prestigious football event last night.

Ada Hegerberg later said that she took that comment as a joke than a sexual harassment, although Martin Solveig apologized to her after the event.

'I didn't mean to offend anyone and I didn't know that this could be seen as such an offence, ' he added after the ceremony in Paris on Monday.

"I explained to [Ada] and she told me she understood it was a joke", Solveig wrote. I got to dance a bit, and I got the Ballon d'Or, so nothing else was in my mind. He came to me after the ceremony and he apologised, but I didn't take it bad at all.

Upon lifting the prestigious award, Ada, who plays for French side, Lyon, addressed the star-studded crowd, challenging young women to believe in themselves.

Ada Hegerberg has 250 goals to her name and holds a 15 goal record in the 2017/18 UEFA Women's Champions League. Why do women have still have to put up with that s**t?

"Let him dance with the queen tonight, I was thinking", she told the AP.

"Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended".

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Speaking to the BBC, the footballer said, "He came to me afterwards and was really sad that it went that way".

The two-time Wimbledon victor and Olympic double gold medalist added: "And to everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke".

After his question moved, Martin Solveig has made a gesture of most elegant, inviting Ada Hegerberg to dance a waltz.

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

The Ballon d'Or has been awarded to the top male footballer on the planet since 1956, with Monday's presentation to Hegerberg marking the first time France Football magazine has offered a female equivalent.

She said "This is a huge step for women's football".

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

"I think the fact I scored 54 goals last season and 53 goals this year - it's a lot of goals in one year", she said.

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