US pop star Pink got here to the defence of the Norwegian women’s seashore handball team after they have been fined by the European Handball Federation.
Pink, 41, accused the organisation of being sexist after sanctioning the team for not sporting bikini bottoms.
Pink supplied monetary help to the team whereas branding the European Handball Federation sexist
Instead, the team wore the identical shorts as their male counterparts in the course of the European Beach Handball Championships in Bulgaria final week.
And Pink couldn’t imagine the double-standard, tweeting her support for Norway ladies.
She wrote: “I’m VERY happy with the Norwegian feminine seashore handball team FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR “uniform”.
“The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, girls. I’ll be joyful to pay your fines for you. Keep it up.”
Norway’s handball federation additionally stood by its athletes, saying: “We are very happy with these women who raised their voices and introduced that sufficient is sufficient!
“Together we are going to proceed to combat to change the rules for clothes, in order that gamers can play within the clothes they’re snug with.”
The team have acquired quite a lot of help since receiving a fine, not simply from Pink.
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Ahead of Tokyo 2020 they took to Instagram to specific their gratitude, saying: “Thank you a lot for all of the help. We actually recognize all of the love we’ve acquired. You’re the perfect.”
After dispensing the fine a European Handball Federation assertion learn: “In the bronze medal recreation in opposition to Spain, the team of Norway performed with shorts that aren’t in accordance to the athlete uniform laws outlined within the IHF Beach Handball rules of the sport.”
Abid Raja, Norway’s minister for tradition and sport described the choice as “utterly ridiculous”.
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