Murray and Kerr hit out at 'sexist' Ballon d'Or comment
First female winner of top football award was asked to 'twerk' by ceremony's host.
Andy Murray has hit out at 'ridiculous sexism' as the first female Ballon d'Or recipient was asked to 'twerk' on stage by the awards host.
And Scotland Women's head coach Shelley Kerr branded the incident "inappropriate and unacceptable".
Footballer Ada Hegerberg had just won the inaugural Women's Ballon d'Or when the host, DJ Martin Solveig, asked her if she knew how to do the dance move.
The Lyon and Norway forward said "no" in response.
The award recognises the best football players in the world, with Real Madrid's Luca Modric winning the men's category and Pars St-Germain's Kylian Mbappe lifting the youth prize.
Speaking to STV News, Kerr said: "It's an easy one, it was totally inappropriate.
"The woman's game has evolved over the years, but globally it should be valued more.
"You have a phenomenal young player, who has scored over 250 goals.
"She is a serial Champions League winner and now the morning after we are talking about an inappropriate comment.
"It's not acceptable."
Responding to the host's comments, tennis player Murray took to social media to blast the move as "another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport".
Posting on his Instagram stories, Murray said: "Why do women still have to put up with that s***?
"What questions did they ask Mbappe and Modric? I'd imagine something to do with football."
"I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal."Andy Murray
He added: "And to everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was a joke...it wasn't.
"I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal."
Murray has been vocal in the past about sexism in sport, calling out a reporter who praised him for winning two Olympic gold medals, saying that Venus and Serena Williams had won "about four each".
He has spoken about the criticism his female coach Amélie Mauresmo has faced when he lost matches, something he said never happened with former male coaches.
He is also an advocate for equal pay for men and women at combined events.
Kerr also praised Murray for stepping in to show his support for women's sport.
She said: "I think it's great, that we have such a role model in Andy Murray, who is supporting woman in sport. He always does
"We need to make sure that there is more people who come out and say how they feel about things
"In this modern day, there is no place for inappropriate comments."
The host Martin Solveig later apologised for his comments.