Andy Murray on Ballon d’Or sexism row: Why do women still have to put up with that s**t?
Andy Murray has once again taken a stand against sexism in sport after Ada Hegerberg was asked if she twerked during the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.
Norway and Lyon striker Hegerberg won the first-ever female Ballon d’Or award on Monday and presenter and DJ Martin Solveig sparked outrage with some of his questions.
Co-host Solveig asked the 23-year-old: “Do you know how to twerk?” but Hegerberg replied: “No.”
Three-time Grand Slam winner Murray has never been afraid to stand up for women in sport and he then laid into Solveig with an Instagram video.
“Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport,” he said.
“Why do women still have to put up with that shit? What questions did they ask mbappe and midrib? I’d imagine something to do with football.
“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.”
Solveig “apologised” to Hegerberg and “anyone who may have been offended” on Twitter.
I explained to @AdaStolsmo the buzz and she told me she understood it was a joke. Nevertheless my apologies to anyone who may have been offended. Most importantly congratulations to Ada pic.twitter.com/DATdg0TfQk
— Martin Solveig (@martinsolveig) December 3, 2018
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