Jul 26, 2021 - Sports

Pink offers to pay 'sexist' fine for Norwegian women's handball team

 Pink performs on stage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on May 23, 2021 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California

Pink on stage at the 2021 Billboard Music Award in Los Angeles, Californi, in May. Photo: Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Singer Pink this week offered to pay the "sexist" €1,500 ($1,700) fine the European Handball Federation hit the Norwegian women's team with after they wore shorts instead of bikini bottoms at the Euro 2021 tournament.

Driving the news: Pink tweeted that she's "VERY proud" of the beach handball team's stance "FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR 'uniform.'" She added, "The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, ladies. I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up."

  • The federation has described the shorts as "improper clothing."
  • Last week, Paralympian Olivia Breen spoke out about criticism she had faced about her clothing, saying an official told her that her competition bottoms were "too short and inappropriate."
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