Pink makes big offering in support of women handball players' sexism protest
Los Angeles, California - Following public debate over the Norwegian national beach handball team's uniforms, pop star Pink has stepped in to voice her support.
"I am very proud of the Norwegian beach handball players for protesting the very sexist rules about their 'uniform,'" the 41-year-old wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Pink added that she would be happy to pay the fine imposed on the team by the federation.
"The European handball federation should be fined for sexism," she further wrote.
The European Handball Federation's rule book states that women athletes must wear bikini bottoms no longer than four inches wide, with "a cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg." Meanwhile, men can wear shorts at least four inches above the knee.
The players of the Norwegian women's team recently wore sports shorts instead of the mandatory bikini bottoms during a game in the European Championship.
Following a decision by the European Handball Federation, the team was fined 1500 euros, about $1771, for "inappropriate clothing."
It's an amount the singer said she's happy to cover.
"Good on ya, ladies," Pink wrote to the players of their protest. "Keep it up."
The European Handball Association said in a statement on Tuesday that a newly elected Beach Handball Commission will address the issue at their first meeting in August, in hopes to present suggestions or changes to the International Handball Federation.
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