Hegerberg embarrassingly asked to twerk after winning Ballon d'Or

Ada Hegerberg became the first winner of the women's Ballon d'Or, but her victory was overshadowed by the host requesting the 23-year-old to twerk on stage with her Ballon d'Or trophy.

Lyon striker and Norway international Ada Hegerberg, 23, became the first ever female winner of the Ballon d'Or at a glitzy ceremony on Monday.

But Hegerberg's historic success was overshadowed by the reaction to a comment made by Solveig moments after she collected the trophy.

Ceremony co-host Solveig asked Hegerberg: "Do you know how to twerk?"

Hegerberg turned away, seemingly in disgust and said: "No". Solveig used social media to send the Ballon d'Or winner an apology and claimed he had cleared the matter up with the player.

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