Kyle Walker swiftly deletes tweet mocking Ballon d'Or sexism row

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Martin Solveig sparked outage on Monday night when he asked the first female winner of the Ballon d’Or, Ada Hegerberg, if she could twerk.

The French DJ handed the accolade to Hegerberg before making the apparent sexist comment which has since caused an uproar.

Solveig has now apologised for his “joke.”

"Apologies to anyone who may have been offended," he wrote on Twitter. "This was a joke, probably a bad one, and I want to apologise."

In a video message, he added: "I am a little bit amazed as to what I am reading on the internet. I, of course, didn't want to offend anyone.

"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.

"Especially if you consider the sequence in total, when we ended up dancing to Frank Sinatra."

But just 24 hours later, Kyle Walker thought it was a good idea to joke about it.

After helping Manchester City beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road, Walker took to Twitter to poke fun at the sexism row.

Accompanying an image of himself and John Stones, Walker wrote: “Yeah but can you twerk?”


Unsurprisingly, Walker got plenty of backlash from fans and quickly deleted his tweet.

Maybe Walker needs to think before he presses send in future.

Of course, it’s not the first time Walker has needed to delete a tweet after a match.


After winning the Manchester derby last month, Walker wrote a little chant for his rivals.

He posted: “Our opponent was red, we heard the away fans boo, we’re twelve points ahead, And just like violets, Manchester is blue,” before pressing the delete button.

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