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DJ Martin Solveig apologises for Ballon d'Or twerk question

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French DJ Martin apologised on Tuesday for asking the first female winner of the award if she knew how to twerk as she collected the prestigious accolade.

had asked the Norwegian forward if she knew "how to twerk" at a ceremony held here on Monday evening, to which she swiftly replied "no."

"I explained to the buzz and she told me she understood it was a joke," said in a tweet. "Nevertheless my apologies to anyone who may have been offended. Most importantly congratulations to Ada."

In a previous tweet the DJ said he was a respectful person, "especially with women."

is a sexually provocative dance move.

"Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport," Scottish tennis star said of the incident on "What questions did they ask (Kylian) Mbappe and (Luka) Modric? I'd imagine something to do with "

Hegerberg, 23, made history on Monday when she became the first female player to claim the

Modric and Mbappe also received awards on Monday evening.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 17:50 IST