Women in Sport’s statement in response to comments at last night’s Ballon d’Or Awards

December 2018

“We are extremely disappointed at the comments made by the presenter at last night’s Ballon d’Or Awards.

“The sexist remarks made by Solveig were completely inappropriate and show just how much work is still left to do to create a society that is free from sexism and discrimination.

“Our Beyond 30% research has shown that nearly 40% of women working in sport have experienced discrimination, while 30% have experienced inappropriate behaviour from the opposite sex.

“In her speech, Ada Hegerberg implored young girls all over the world to believe in themselves and we hope that this moment will not overshadow her incredible achievement of becoming the first recipient of the women’s Ballon d’Or.”

 

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