Pink has offered to pay the fine imposed on the Norwegian women’s beach handball team for wearing shorts.
Pink, the American singer, has offered to pay the charges made on the Norwegian women’s beach handball team for wearing shorts like their male counterparts instead of bikini bottoms .
The European Handball Federation (EHF) punished the team €1,500 (about $1,765) last week, claiming that the women competed in “improper clothing” during the 2021 European Beach Handball Championships by wearing shorts like their male counterparts.
Pink lent her support to the team on Twitter on Sunday, saying the EHF should be penalized “for sexism.”
I’m VERY proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR “uniform”. The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, ladies. I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up.— P!nk (@Pink) July 25, 2021
The 41-year-old singer-songwriter, Pink, was thanked by the Norwegian women’s beach handball team, who reposted her tweet on their Instagram story.
Last week, the Norwegian Handball Federation stated that it would pay the charges.
Because the players’ not according to the athlete uniform regulations,” the European Handball Federation penalized the team for their choice of gear during their recent bronze medal match versus Spain in Bulgaria.
However, Abid Raja, the country’s minister of culture and sport, called it “completely ridiculous.”
According to International Handball Federation standards, Female players must wear bikini bottoms with a maximum side width of 10 centimeters (3.9 inches), a “close fit,” and a “cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg”.
The team’s coach, Eskil Berg Andreassen, told last week that the squad is battling for the ability to “pick” its own outfit, and that the IHF’s uniform standards may discourage women from participating in the sport.
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