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Pink Offers to Pay Fine for Norwegian Female Handball Team That Refused to Wear Bikinis

The singer also argued that the European Handball Federation should be “fined for sexism”.

American singer Pink has voiced her appreciation of the actions of Norway’s female beach handball team, which opted to wear shorts instead of bikini bottoms during a recent European championship match in Bulgaria and was fined for it.

The fine amounted to 1,500 euros (150 euros per player), with the European Handball Federation (EHF) saying in a statement that its disciplinary commission had dealt with “a case of improper clothing” in the bronze medal match between Norway and Spain – which the Spanish team won.

The EHF also stated that the shorts were “not according to the Athlete Uniform Regulations defined in the IHF Beach Handball Rules of the Game”, with Reuters pointing out that, as per the current Beach Handball’s rules, women are supposed to wear bikini tops and bottoms while men should wear tank tops and shorts.

In response, Pink tweeted that she is “very proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team for protesting the very sexist rules about their ‘uniform’.”