American singer-songwriter Pink has had enough of what she deems as sexism by the European Handball Federation (EHF) amid the issue concerning the Norwegian women’s beach handball team, that she has decided to lend her support to them.
To recap, last week, the EHF fined the team a total of USD 1,765 after the team decided to compete at the 2021 European Beach Handball Championships wearing shorts just like their male counterparts, instead of following the International Handball Federation regulations.
It is noted that the rule for female players’ uniform includes bikini bottoms with a side width of a maximum of 10 centimetres, with a close fit and “cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg, while the men’s team should wear shorts with 10 centimetres above the knee.
No reason whatsoever for them to have to wear skimpy bottoms!
Following the news, Pink took to Twitter and expressed, “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.”
“Good on ya, ladies,” she continued. “I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up.”
She later retweeted another post that read, “When the men play a sport wearing long shorts and tank tops, but the women are REQUIRED to wear bikini tops and bottoms, THAT is sexism! So either let the women wear the same as the men, or make the men play in Speedos.”
The Norwegian women’s beach handball team has also shared Pink’s tweet to their Instagram Story, thanking the singer for her support.