Pink offers support to Norwegian team fined for wearing shorts

Pink offers to pay the fines for the Norwegian women's handball team

The team were fined 1,500 euros ($1,764)

for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms at a championship game

Current beach handball's rules stipulate

that female players must wear tops and bikini bottoms

Men wear tank tops and shorts

(SOUNDBITE)(Norwegian) NORWEGIAN BEACH HANDBALL PLAYER, JULIE ASPELUND BERG, SAYING: "We want to make a change because we don't want the sport to exclude anyone. We wish it to be inclusive, for diversity . There are several countries and regions that don't allow women to dress the way the rules state. We wish there to be focus on the sport and not the clothing. Everyone should feel comfortable and well and only focus on the sport. That's what's important to us."

The American singer voiced her support for the women’s team

(Twitter picture)

The European Handball Federation said it had donated the fine

to the Norwegian Handball Federation at the Beach Handball EURO 2021

a foundation supporting equality for women and girls in sports

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting