They received a penalty for refusing to wear bikini bottoms.

Some sports prescribe the attire that contestants have to wear, but the Norwegian women’s volleyball team decided to put an end to one rule that requires them to wear bikini bottoms during matches. Instead, the team opted to wear tight shorts that are both functional and fitting when looking at it in the perspective of the reset of their team outfits. 

They made this move at the European Beach Handball Championship two weeks ago. Believe it or not, but the team received a fine for refusing to wear the prescribed bikini bottoms. 

The European federation called their kit improper and “a breach of clothing regulations”. 

This week, though, Grammy-winning artist, P!nk entered the fray and said that she is happy to pay the fine on the behalf of the team.

“I’m VERY proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR ’uniform’” she wrote on Twitter. 

“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,“ she added.

In reaction to this, the Norwegian team expressed their gratitude towards the artist with an Instagram post saying: “Thank you so much for all the support. We really appreciate all the love we have received.“

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The European federation is receiving a lot of backlash for their clothing regulations, but they have not yet made a comment or indicated that the roles might change in the future.