Pop star Pink has provided to pay the fines given to the Norwegian girls’s seaside handball crew after they refused to put on bikini bottoms at a European championship match.
The ladies have been every fined the equal of £130 (150 euros) for “improper clothes” for selecting to put on shorts of their bronze remaining in opposition to Spain.
Writing on Twitter, the Cowl Me In Sunshine singer stated: “I am VERY pleased with the Norwegian feminine seaside handball crew FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR “uniform”.
“The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, women.
“I will be pleased to pay your fines for you. Stick with it.”
The European Handball Federation stated their outfit was “not based on the Athlete Uniform Rules discovered within the IHF seaside handball guidelines of the sport”.
The choice to high quality the ladies has been broadly criticised and was branded “fully ridiculous” by Norwegian sports activities minister Abid Raja.
Former tennis champion Billie Jean King added: “The sexualisation of ladies athletes should cease.”
I’m VERY pleased with the Norwegian feminine seaside handball crew FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR “uniform”. 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.
— P!nk (@Pink) July 25, 2021
The crew wrote on Instagram: “Thanks a lot for all of the help. We actually recognize all of the love we’ve got acquired.”
International seaside handball guidelines state feminine gamers should put on bikinis whereas their male counterparts can play in vest tops and shorts.
The uniform steerage reads: “Athletes’ uniforms and equipment contribute to serving to athletes enhance their efficiency in addition to stay coherent with the sportive and enticing picture of the game.
“Feminine athletes should put on bikini bottoms…with an in depth match and lower on an upward angle towards the highest of the leg.”