Ballon d’Or 2018 winner – Martin Solveig sorry Hegerberg ‘twerk’ question
DJ Martin Solveig apologised to Women’s Ballon d’Or 2018 winner Ada Hegerberg for asking her after she collected her award if she knew how to twerk.
The Frenchman, 42, said Lyon and Norway forward Hegerberg – who answered ‘o’- had told him after the ceremony she ‘understood it was a joke’
Hegerberg told she ‘didn’t consider it sexual harassment’
The 23-year-old was named the inaugural winner of the award, which recognises the world’s best player, in Paris.
Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the men’s award, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the trophy in more than a decade.
Solveig was playing music throughout the ceremony and also danced with Hegerberg to Frank Sinatra.
DJ Martin Solveig apologized to Women’s Ballon d’Or 2018 winner champ Ada Hegerberg for asking her after she collected her award on the off chance that she knew “how to twerk.
The Frenchman, 42, said Lyon and Norway forward Hegerberg – who answered ‘o’- had told him after the function she ‘understood it was a joke’
Hegerberg told she ‘didn’t consider it inappropriate behaviour‘
The 23-year-old was named the debut champ of the award, which perceives the world’s best player, in Paris.
Genuine Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the men’s award, turning into the primary player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to guarantee the trophy in more than a decade.
What was the deal?
Solveig was playing music all through the function and likewise danced with Hegerberg to Frank Sinatra.
During the introduction of her award, he asked her: ‘o you know how to twerk?” She responded: ‘.’
Hegerberg, who had recently made a discourse discussing her expectations of motivating young ladies to have faith in themselves, appeared despondent at the inquiry, starting the response via web-based networking media.
Twerking is an explicitly provocative dance move popularized by vocalist Miley Cyrus.
What was the response?
Solveig was widely criticized via web-based networking media, including by two-time Wimbledon tennis boss Andy Murray, who said on Instagram: “Another case of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport.
To everybody who thinks individuals are blowing up and it was only a joke… it wasn’t. I’ve been involved in the sport as long as I can remember and the dimension of sexism is incredible.
On Tuesday, Ballon d’Or 2018 winner in Sport said it was ‘to a great degree disappointed’at the remarks made by Solveig.
The chauvinist comments made by Solveig were totally unseemly and indicate exactly how much work is still left to do to make a general public that is free from sexism and discrimination, the philanthropy said in an announcement.
Our Beyond 30 examine has demonstrated that almost 40% of ladies working in sport have experienced discrimination, while 30% have experienced unseemly behaviour from the contrary sex.
In her discourse, Ada Hegerberg implored young ladies everywhere throughout the world to have confidence in themselves and we trust that this minute won’t overshadow her incredible accomplishment of turning into the principal beneficiary of the ladies’ Ballon d’Or 2018 winner.
How did Solveig respond?
Statements of regret to any individual who may have been offended, he composed on Twitter. This was a joke, presumably a bad one, and I need to apologize.
In a video message, he added: I am somewhat amazed concerning what I am reading on the web. I, obviously, didn’t have any desire to offend anybody.
This originates from a distortion of my English dimension and my English culture level, which is clearly insufficient on the grounds that I didn’t intend to offend anybody and didn’t realize this could be viewed in that capacity an offence.
Particularly on the off chance that you consider the succession in all out when we ended up dancing to Frank Sinatra.
Solveig later posted an image on Twitter of him and Hegerberg shaking hands.
What did Hegerberg say?
Addressing, she said: He came to me afterwards and was extremely sad that it went that way. I didn’t generally consider it at the time.
I was only upbeat to do the dance and win the Ballon d’Or 2018 winner to be completely forthright.
Her Lyon colleague Lucy Bronze, an England defender and Ballon d’Or 2018 winner chosen one, told it was only a joke.
The DJ Martin Solveig asked every individual that won what their dance was nevertheless she can twerk, she was lying, he added.