Ada Hegerberg won the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or award on Monday evening but her special moment was tainted by co-host Martin Solveig.
Solveig, a French DJ, asked the Lyon and Norway striker during the presentation: “Do you know how to twerk?”
The look on Kylian Mbappe’s face said it all.
Hegerberg simply responded: “No.”
It’s an almighty shame that Solveig’s actions have dominated the moment.
He later apologised but he’s still faced a great deal of criticism.
And one man who was left absolutely disgusted is tennis player Andy Murray.
Andy Murray reacts on Instagram
Murray reacted passionately on social media, claiming that the incident highlights the concerning fact that sexism is still prevalent in sports.
“Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport,” he wrote on Instagram.
“Why do women still have to put up with that s**t? What questions did they ask Mbappe and Modric? I’d imagine something to do with football.
“And to everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke… it wasn’t.
“I’ve been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal.”
Fair play to Murray for not backing away from the issue.
Despite apologising, Solveig felt that he had done little wrong.
“I am a little bit amazed as to what I am reading on the internet. I, of course, didn't want to offend anyone,” he said in a video message.
"This comes from a distortion of my English level and my English culture level, which is obviously not enough because I didn't mean to offend anyone and didn't know this could be seen as such an offence.”
We should really be talking about Hegerberg’s achievement.
The 23-year-old beat Denmark star Pernille Harder and Lyon teammate Dzsenifer Marozsan to the award after scoring 31 goals in the league and 15 in the Champions League last season.
"It is fantastic. I don't have words. This is unbelievable. It's a big moment for me,” Hegerberg said after collecting the title, per Goal.News Now - Sport News