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Controversy after Women’s ballon d’Or winner was asked to twerk

Female Ballon d'Or winner and Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg has noted that the introduction of the award for the female football category is a sign of progress in the sport. She made this known whilst downplaying suggestions that the controversial request of her to twerk live on stage had overshadowed her win. The Lyon striker's red-hot goalscoring form helped the club to win a third successive Champions League title, enabling her to beat competition from Danish forward Pernille Harder for the award. However, it can be recalled that the 23-year-old was asked to twerk by French host DJ, Martin Solveig, but she rejected the request. She later revealed that he apologized after the incident. Hegerberg said: “He came to see me after and apologised. The Ballon d’Or is the most impo...