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  • Pink has offered to pay the fines handed to the Norwegian women’s beach handball team for not wearing bikini bottoms.
  • The team was fined for not wearing bikini bottoms during the European Beach Handball Championships.
  • The Norway Handball Federation has also offered to pay the fines for the team and supported the team’s decision.

Pop star Pink has offered to pay the fines handed to the Norwegian women’s beach handball team for not wearing bikini bottoms, she tweeted on Saturday.

I’m VERY proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR ‘uniform’,” she tweeted. “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 Norwegian women’s beach handball team was fined for not wearing bikini bottoms during the European Beach Handball Championships. The team is facing a fine of $1,766.83, which comes to $176.74 per person. 

The Norway Handball Federation has also offered to pay the fines for the team and supported the team’s decision.


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The women’s team took to social media to thank the singer for her support.

“Thank you so much for the support,” the team wrote on Instagram. “We really appreciate all the love we have received. You’re the best.”


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Published on Jul 26, 2021