Martin Solveig’s twerking comments to the Ballon d’Or winner aren’t unusual for women in sport, but are hugely disappointing
It should have been about moving forward, a historic moment: the first women’s Ballon d’Or should have been a celebration.
Because what a player to celebrate. Ada Hegerberg is still only 23, with her best years lying ahead of her. Having lit up the 2013 European Championships at 17, where Norway finished runners-up, she has gone on to win a hat-trick of Champions League trophies, this year breaking the record for the most goals in a Champions League season – matching Ronaldo on 15 – and scored 33 goals in 21 games for her fourth league title with Lyon. The Norwegian picked up the Uefa best player award in 2016, the BBC women’s footballer of the year in 2017 and now the Ballon d’Or.