Popstar Pink has made available to pay back the fines handed out to the Norwegian women’s seaside handball crew — following they wore shorts as an alternative of bikini bottoms.
The sport’s governing European Handball Federation imposed a $1,770 fine — $177 for every participant — for “improper clothing” in the bronze medal sport versus Spain through the European Seaside Handball Championships in Bulgaria.
“I’m Very very pleased of the Norwegian feminine beach front handball team FOR PROTESTING THE Extremely SEXIST Policies ABOUT THEIR ‘uniform,’” the 3-time Grammy Award-profitable singer stated in a tweet.
“The European handball federation Must BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, women. I’ll be satisfied to pay out your fines for you. Hold it up,” the 41-12 months-aged added.
The group expressed its gratitude towards the “Get The Celebration Started” singer.
“Thank you so considerably for the assistance. We definitely appreciate all the love we have received. You are the most effective,” the gamers wrote on Instagram, where they posed for a group shot in their shorts.
Norwegian Volleyball Federation president Eirik Sordahl previous week mentioned: “In 2021, it shouldn’t even be an challenge.”
In a assertion, Norway’s Handball Federation said: “We are really proud of these girls who are at the European Championships in beach front handball. They lifted their voice and explained to us that enough is enough.
“We are the Norwegian Handball Federation and we stand powering you and guidance you. We will continue on to combat to transform the intercontinental laws for apparel, so that players can enjoy in the clothes they are at ease with,” it extra.
The bikini problem has been debated in seashore athletics circles for a long time as some gamers uncover sporting them degrading or simply impractical.
The Global Volleyball Federation up-to-date its have rules in 2012, and athletes competing in the sport at this month’s Olympics in Tokyo can select to play in bikinis or a person-piece bathing satisfies or shorts and T-shirts.
Norway’s Handball Federation has been campaigning to improve the IHF uniform guidelines given that at minimum 2006, in accordance to reports.
A Norwegian motion to amend the policies will be mentioned in the coming months.