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Ada Hegerberg says the Ballon d'Or twerk controversy was not 'sexual harassment,' and she was just happy to win - Dotemirates

Ada Hegerberg says the Ballon d'Or twerk controversy was not 'sexual harassment,' and she was just happy to win

Ada Hegerberg. Reuters Footballer Ada Hegerberg was asked if she could twerk when she picked up world soccer's greatest individual prize. She said no, and was laughed off stage by presenter Martin Solveig, who asked the question. The incident provoked outrage across the soccer industry. But Hegerberg says she does not consider the incident to be "sexual harassment." She said she was simply happy to make history by becoming the first woman to win the prize. The sports world may be furious about Monday night's events, but Norwegian footballer Ada Hegerberg says she doesn't think being asked to twerk after...


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