‘I Am Respectful Of Women’ – DJ Apologises After Asking Ballon D’Or Winner Ada Hegerberg If She Knows How To Twerk

Chris Wright

4th, December 2018


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A French DJ has apologised after partially spoiling what should have been an historic night for Lyon forward Ada Hegerberg, who won the first ever women’s Ballon d’Or award in Paris on Monday night.

While accepting the trophy on stage, Hegerberg was asked by DJ Martin Solveig (who was compering the gala) if she knew how to twerk – a comment that visibly took the sheen off the moment for the Norwegian, a three-time Champions League winner.

For the record, Solveig did not ask the same thing of Luka Modric when he was presented with the men’s award.

After answering his question with a curt “no”, Hegerberg then performed an awkward waltz-type dance with Solveig before making her exit.

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Talking afterwards, Hederberg said:

He (Solveig) came to me afterwards and was really sad that it went that way.

I didn’t really think about it at the time to be honest. I didn’t really consider it a sexual harassment or anything in the moment.

The DJ has since offered a half-apology, explaining it was an attempt at humour that fell flat and that he has been a huge respecter of women for the last 20 years.

Thankfully, his crass interjection didn’t appear to fully ruin Hegerberg’s special evening, with the 23-year-old simply refused to dwell on it any longer than she had to…

Imagine playing your way to the very top of your profession and then having some moron steal all your thunder in a nanosecond.

What should have gone down as an historic night for Hegerberg and for women’s football will now forever be remember as ‘the night DJ Dummkopf made that stupid comment’.


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  1. The One says:

    “I didn’t really think about it at the time to be honest.” – Miss Hegerberg said, perhaps because she was focused on her footballing award. Perhaps this website should do the same and lay off a few keyboard social justice warriors. I believe this sort of non-stories will hardly be missed by anyone with a remote direction in their life.

    • Comfy Chair says:

      Yeah, I hate SJW’s too. I’d rather they just shut up and let you misogynist fascists keep jabbering and popping up for all to see. At least we know where your are.

      • Carl says:

        Go watch The Care Bears you soft motherfucker. You’re more offended than the woman in question. She just said “no”, like a fucking cool I-don’t-care-woman. You on the other hand…

  2. Captain Obvious says:

    So you’re not tilting the story to be about the annoying DJ by writing this? If you actually wanted to distract attention from him you’d just leave him out of the story seems pretty apparent to everyone else

  3. Edub says:

    To call it an apology is generous. This is one of those ‘sorry if YOU were offended’ instead of ‘I messed up’ apologies…

  4. Carl says:

    Honestly… who cares? People are offended by everything nowdays. The lady handled it very well with a simple and direct “no”. And that’s it. Do you twerk? No.

  5. Comfy Chair says:

    And I thought the USA was the only place where women are valued only for their ability to stimulate an erection. Silly me.

  6. Rob says:

    Probably shouldn’t bring up the story about the banana at the North London derby either, lets act like none of these things happen because as a white, straight male they don’t bother me.

  7. Carl says:

    Just fuck off all of you. Thanks.

  8. Well... says:

    He may be an idiot, but please don’t blame football for it. This fella has nothing to do with football. It would be like blaming the NFL for the stunt Justin Timberlake pulled back at the Super Bowl XXXVIII. Surely there are issues in football but this is not an example of it…

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