Popstar Pink has provided to pay the fines handed out to the Norwegian ladies’s seaside handball staff — after they wore shorts as an alternative of bikini bottoms.
The game’s governing European Handball Federation imposed a $1,770 superb — $177 per participant — for “improper clothes” within the bronze medal recreation towards Spain through the European Seashore Handball Championships in Bulgaria.
“I’m VERY pleased with the Norwegian feminine seaside handball staff FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR ‘uniform,’” the three-time Grammy Award-winning singer mentioned in a tweet.
“The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, women. I’ll be pleased to pay your fines for you. Stick with it,” the 41-year-old added.
The staff expressed its gratitude towards the “Get The Social gathering Began” singer.
“Thanks a lot for the assist. We actually respect all of the love we now have acquired. You’re one of the best,” the gamers wrote on Instagram, the place they posed for a staff shot of their shorts.
Norwegian Volleyball Federation president Eirik Sordahl final week mentioned: “In 2021, it shouldn’t even be a difficulty.”
In an announcement, Norway’s Handball Federation mentioned: “We’re very pleased with these women who’re on the European Championships in seaside handball. They raised their voice and advised us that sufficient is sufficient.
“We’re the Norwegian Handball Federation and we stand behind you and assist you. We’ll proceed to combat to vary the worldwide laws for apparel, in order that gamers can play within the clothes they’re comfy with,” it added.
The bikini subject has been debated in seaside sports activities circles for years as some gamers discover carrying them degrading or just impractical.
The Worldwide Volleyball Federation up to date its personal guidelines in 2012, and athletes competing within the sport at this month’s Olympics in Tokyo can select to play in bikinis or one-piece bathing fits or shorts and T-shirts.
Norway’s Handball Federation has been campaigning to vary the IHF uniform guidelines since at the very least 2006, in line with stories.
A Norwegian movement to amend the foundations shall be mentioned within the coming months.