Ballon D’Or host apologises as ‘twerk’ request blows up

French DJ Martin Solveig apologised and said he was taken aback by the stormy reaction online after he asked the inaugural women’s Ballon D’Or winner Ada Hegerberg whether she could “twerk” live on stage.

The awards co-host in Paris provoked a torrent of complaints about sexism with his question about the sexually suggestive dance, which received a blunt “No” from the unamused Norwegian striker.

The incident was a major talking point despite Hegerberg’s achievement in becoming the first winner of the women’s Ballon D’Or, an award which has been handed to male footballers since 1956.

Solveig, a musician and radio host, apologised in person to Hegerberg and said he was “astonished” at the reaction.

“Guys I’m a little bit amazed, astonished by what I’m reading on the internet,”

he said in a video posted on Twitter.

“Of course I didn’t want to offend anyone. This was from a distortion of my English level and my English culture level which is obviously not (high) enough.

( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

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