Ada Hegerberg was asked to TWERK moments after becoming the first woman to win the Ballon d’Or – sparking social media outrage.
The Norway international, who plays her club football with Lyon, was invited on stage in Paris to accept her Golden Ball from French DJ Martin Solveig.
After lifting the trophy, Hegerberg addressed the crowd at the star-studded awards show, saying: “I want to ask every young woman to believe in themselves.”
She then went to leave the stage but before she could do so was asked by Solveig whether she would like to ‘twerk’.
Hegerberg quickly responded ‘no’ to the bizarre request as the camera panned to Kylian Mbappe, who looked shocked.
Reacting on social media, fans hit out at the strange request.
One Twitter user wrote: “I can’t believe the inaugural winner of the women’s Ballon d’Or award was asked to twerk by some DJ. One step forward, two steps back.”
Another added: “Grown men asking a Ballon d’Or winner to twerk in front of famous people. State.”
Luka Modric won the men’s version of the Ballon d’Or on Monday, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann, who came second and third respectively.