PROPERTY | Why Martin Solveig deprived women's football of a beautiful, historic moment and how we can make sense of it - Get French Football News

The 2018 Balloon d'Or ceremony meant not only the end of the ten-year reign of Ronaldo and Messi over the grand prize, but also a new era for the award, with the inauguration of the first balloon d 'Or for Women's Football ,

The striker from Lyon and Norway, Ada Hegerberg, was named the first winner of the award, which honored the best female player who performed better in the calendar year than her colleagues. The 23-year-old had fully earned the prize and made it memorable in the memorable Champions League final this year, when Lyon defeated Wolfsburg 4-1 in a historic night in Kiev.

Wolfsburg striker Pernille Harder came in second, followed by Dzsenifer Marozsan and Brazilian star Marta, who finished third.

However, this historic night of women's football was quickly clouded by controversy after host DJ Martin Solveig asked the first female laureate if she could "twerk". The player simply answered "no". For anyone who does not know this term, he refers to a sexually provocative dance.