Andy Murray, who has always stood up for women, over the years, berated the Ballon d'Or award ceremony, for the ungentlemanly-like question that was posed by Martin Solveig after, the French DJ's comment took the shine off Ada Hegerberg's Ballon d'Or success.
He also shared a video saying that the controversy stemmed from "a distortion of my English level and my English culture level, which is obviously not enough because I didn't mean to offend anyone and didn't know this could be seen as such an offence".
When Hegerberg turned to walk off the stage, Solveig instead asked her to dance to Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me To The Moon". I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon D'Or, and that's all that was in my mind.
The Norwegian forward was the top scorer in the French league last season with 31 goals, and scored 15 times in the Champions League. Why do women have still have to put up with that s**t?
After the event, Hegerberg told reporters that she had accepted an apology from the 42-year-old. The other is Martin Solveig.
Imagine winning the first EVER women's Ballon d'Or.
"Another example of the ridiculous sexism that stull exists in sport", British tennis star Andy Murray wrote on his Instagram story. Taking to Twitter, he said "Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended. Most importantly, congratulations to Ada".
"I am touched and very proud, for women's football, for myself, for the club".
"He came to after the presentation and apologized", she said.
Hegerberg, a Norwegian striker for Lyon's Olympique Lyonnais football team, beat the likes of England's Lucy Bronze to win the prize, but was left embarrassed while collecting the award from Martin Solveig, a French DJ, and the former French global footballer David Ginola. Modric and Kylian Mbappe, who won the award for best young player, weren't asked to do anything on stage but accept the reward for their hard work and dedication to the game. He then explained, "I've been involved in the sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal". "This is a huge step for women's football".