Ballon d'Or twerk row leads Andy Murray to rage 'why do women have to put up with that s***?' after DJ prompts Ada Hegerberg to dance

DJ Martin Solveig, co-host of last night's star-studded awards ceremony, has been slammed for his ridiculous and degrading comment.

And the shameful moment which ruined the Norway and Lyon star's crowning achievement prompted tennis legend Murray to vent on social media.

The two-time Wimbledon champion and advocate of women's rights wrote on Instagram: "Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport.

"Why do women still have to put up with that s***?

"What questions did they ask [Kylian] Mbappe and [Luka] Modric? I'd imagine something to do with football.

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"And to everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke… it wasn't.

"I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal."

Murray previously spoke out about the "criticism and prejudice" his former coach Amelie Mauresmo faced just for being a female.

Last year he corrected a journalist's "casual sexism" after they overlooked female players reaching grand slam semi-finals.

And when asked how it felt to be the first person to win two Olympic tennis gold medals, Murray replied: "I think Venus and Serena have won about four each."

Hegerberg replied "no" and rushed off stage when asked if she knew how to twerk by Solveig.

The French DJ, 42, last night apologised and said he did not mean to "offend anyone".

But England and Juventus star Eni Aluko branded him a "k**b" for his "pathetic apology".

She tweeted: "Pathetic apology. Everyone who has an ounce of decency and respect for women is offended you k**b."



Hegerberg, 23, told the BBC she did not consider Solveig's question "sexual harassment".

And her Lyon team-mate Lucy Bronze, an England defender, said the moment was "just a joke",

She added: "The DJ asked each person that won what their dance was but she can twerk, she was lying. It was more of a joke of making her dance."

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