Pink Offered To Pay For The Norwegian Beach Handball Team's 'Very Sexist' Uniform Fines
"The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM," said Pink.
The Norwegian women's beach handball team made the decision to break the league's uniform rules by wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms during a European championship game.
While the Championship didn't end with a medal for the team, they shared a post on Instagram that said they were "very proud about making a statement in the bronze final by playing in shorts instead of required bikini bottoms! We are overwhelmed by the attention and support from all over the world!"
"Thank you so much to all the people who support us and help spread the message! We really hope this will result in a change of this nonsense rule!" the post continued.
Pink offers to pay the fines
According to a highlight on the team's Instagram story, they ended up receiving a fine of $1,500 euros ($2,218 CAD) for violating the uniform rules. In response, American popstar Pink offered to pay the team's fines.
"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," Pink wrote on Twitter. "Good on ya, ladies. I'll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up."
Norway's minister for culture and sport, Abid Raja, thanked Pink on Twitter. "Thankyou for your support P!nk! As Minister of sports and equality in Norway I have sent letter to all nordic ministers of sports for a joint statement to support our women. I hope all the fans and friends you have give all their support as well," he wrote.
Thankyou for your support P!nk! As Minister of sports and equality in Norway I have sent letter to all nordic minis… https://t.co/TmXR8QgXw8— Abid Raja (@Abid Raja) 1627237391.0
According to the team's Instagram stories, female athletes playing in the European Handball Federation must wear shorts with a side width of no more than 10 centimetres.