Pink is showing her support for the Norwegian Women’s Beach Handball Team after they were fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms during competition.
In a message posted on Twitter, the superstar not only highlighted the outdated dress code but also offered to cover the 150 Euro fine per teammate, imposed by the European Handball Federation:
“I’m VERY proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR UNIFORM,” she writes.
“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.”
The team was fined last week after their match against Spain, with the federation describing their outfits as “improper clothing”.
This women’s beach handball team chose to wear shorts instead of the mandated bikini bottoms — and they were fined for it pic.twitter.com/4duBQjRFa6
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But Norway’s Handball Federation actually defended the girls too, sharing on social media that they fully support the players’ decision to wear shorts:
“We are very proud of these girls who are at the European Championships in beach handball. They raised their voice and told us that enough is enough. We are the Norwegian Handball Federation and we stand behind and support you. We will continue to fight to change the international regulations for attire so that players can play in the clothing they are comfortable with.”
The European Handball Federation has since announced they will be reconsidering their dress code!
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