Ada Hegerberg’s Ballon d’Or reactions echoed class she shows on pitch

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the Guardian—The Norwegian’s powerful, inspiring speech gave me goose bumps and the award’s worthy winner dealt with Martin Solveig’s casual sexism magnificently When I was a young girl I had to deal with people calling me weird and strange because I spent so much time around boys playing football. However I am not alone – that seems to be a regular theme when you speak to many of the great female professional footballers in the world about their journey to where they are now. It is not free of adversity and...

First women’s Ballon d’Or marred as winner Ada Hegerberg is asked to twerk. • Lyon forward invited to dance to celebrate collecting award• Luka Modric won men’s award to break Ronaldo-Messi duopoly Luka Modric ended a decade of dominance by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Ballon d’Or but the Croatian’s win was overshadowed when the inaugural winner of the women’s award Ada Hegerberg was asked to perform a twerk live on stage by the host DJ Martin Solveig. Related: Ballon d'Or 2018: Luka Modric and Ada Hegerberg win awards – as it happened Continue...