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Keep digging, Martin: DJ's Ballon d'Or comment shows how far there is to go

11 days ago   |   By The Irish Times

Twerking question put to Ada Hegerberg was followed by a boilerplate non-apology
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Ada Hegerberg: Presenter Martin Solveig asks first woman to win Ballon d'Or ‘do you know how to twerk'

11 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

French DJ Martin Solveig sparked controversy while presenting the Ballon d'Or awards in Paris on Monday night when he asked Ada Hegerberg, the first ever female winner of the prestigious prize, if she could twerk. The 23-year-old Norway international Hegerberg, who fired Lyon to the Champions League with 42 club goals in 25 games last season, used her acceptance speech to explain her hope that the recognition she received on Monday night will inspire the next generation of female footballers to believe in themselves, only for the controversy to overshadow the occasion. Hegerberg looked...
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Andy Murray went off about Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg being asked to twerk: Why do women 'still have to put up with that s--?'

Andy Murray went off about Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg being asked to twerk: Why do women 'still have to put up with that s--?'

11 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

On Monday, host Martin Solveig asked Norwegian footballer Ada Hegerberg if she can twerk after winning the first Women's Ballon d'Or. Hegerberg quickly said no, then walked off the stage, while some awkwardly laughed. Afterward, many decried Solveig's question as sexist while he blamed the confusion on his weak grasp of English. Following the incident, British tennis star Andy Murray took to Instagram and blasted Solveig for his question. Streeter Lecka/Getty "Why do woman still have to put up with that s--?" Murray wrote. "What questions did they ask Modric? I'd imagine something to do...
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Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk by French D.J. Martin Solveig at FIFA's Ballon d'Or ceremony

Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk by French D.J. Martin Solveig at FIFA's Ballon d'Or ceremony

11 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Norwegian soccer star Ada Hegerberg made history Monday by becoming the first woman to receive FIFA's Ballon d'Or. But her groundbreaking accomplishment also came with dash of controversy. At the end of the presentation ceremony in Paris, French D.J. and producer Martin Solveig, who had playfully struck a dance pose with Hegerberg earlier, asked her to twerk. Hegerberg said just one word in response: "No." And she immediately walked off the stage. Social media, including Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl, picked up on the exchange immediately. As the controversy erupted, Solveig issued an...
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French DJ to female soccer champ: ‘Do you know how to twerk?'

11 days ago   |   By Washingtonpost

Norwegian Ada Hegerberg won the first women's Ballon d'Or, which is given to the best soccer player in the world. But the ceremony was overshadowed by a French DJ who asked her to twerk on stage. He later apologized.
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How brilliant is Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg?

How brilliant is Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg?

11 days ago   |   By UEFA

As Ada Hegerberg becomes the first winner of the women's Ballon d'Or, we salute a player with nearly 300 goals at age 23.
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Ada Hegerberg's historic Ballon d'Or win feels like a missed opportunity

11 days ago   |   By The Irish Times

Martin Solveig incident isn't a return to the past because sexism is still all too present
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