Pink supports the Norwegian team and offers to pay their fine
The Norway’s women’s beach handball team refused to wear their standard uniform, consisting of a bikini bottom, during their last match at the European Beach Handball Championship.
The team were fined €1,500 last week by the Disciplinary Committee of the European Handball Federation (EHF) for “improper clothing” during the match.
According to the uniform regulations, women are required to wear a bikini bottom and a sports bra, while men can wear shorts and a vest shirt.
On 25th July, American singer Pink posted on Twitter and said, “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.”
She ended the tweet with offering to pay the fines and said, “Keep it up.”
The Norwegian team thanked the singer and posted a thank you message on Instagram for everyone in general who voiced their support.
The Norwegian Handball Federation also went on Instagram and backed the women’s team for their choice of uniform, saying that they were prepared to cover the fines.
Ahead of the tournament, Norway had asked the EHF for permission to let the women’s team play in shorts. They were told that they could be fined for breaching the rules, so the team complied, until their last match.