Two stars from Norway's ladies seaside handball workforce appeared on British tv to elucidate the furor that has surrounded their determination to put on shorts on the current European Championships versus bikini bottoms. </p><div><p>Tonya Lurstaad and Julia Chicken each featured on the favored 'Lorraine' program on ITV, explaining how they'd needed to make the transfer <em>"for a very long time"</em> and wished to <em>"make a press release and alter the regulation."</em>
The Norwegian workforce had voiced opposition to their uniforms for the match held in Varnia, Bulgaria, final weekend with their principal motives being the bikini bottoms made them really feel “sexualized” and have been uncomfortable for these on their interval.
The Norwegian seaside volleyball women needed to play in these shorts as an alternative of in bikini bottoms which they discovered too revealing however have been threatened by the EC match organizer with fines in the event that they wore something overlaying greater than 10cm of their butts pic.twitter.com/LHSxXz91CM
— Tradia (@amalieskram) July 15, 2021
EHF rules burdened they might be hit with a positive for overlaying greater than 10cm of their bottoms.
As they have been able to tackle Spain of their final match for the bronze medal, Norway determined to go for broke through the use of the shorts anyway, earlier than being hit with a positive which totaled €1,500 ($1,768) – which and was branded “utterly ridiculous” by their Minister of Tradition and Equality Abid Raja.
Additionally on rt.com
Seashore handball bikini scandal: Authorities blasted for allotting positive to Norway workforce after they cowl up in protest
Help from their federation, which can foot the invoice, and others has been whole too, as Lurstaad defined on UK TV.
“From our federation, there was quite a lot of help,” she stated.
“Each different federation as effectively – besides those making the principles – have supported us. We’re so grateful for the help.”
Stressing that there was “no good purpose” to put on the bikini to play seaside handball, Lurstaad added: “We have simply been instructed that that is the rule.”
“We wish to develop this sport so everybody can really feel they wish to take part.
“Due to physique insecurities, quite a lot of ladies simply say, ‘No, I do not wish to do that’. And that is actually unhappy.”
Chicken identified the boys’s workforce have additionally been supportive as per forcing modifications.
“Folks have been fairly shocked that girls at this time in 2021 cannot select what they wish to put on. It has been overwhelming really,” she claimed.
“If the fellows can do it in a t-shirt and shorts, we must always be capable of do it in the very same outfit,” insisted Lurstaad.
Additionally on rt.com
Norway seaside handball workforce ditches bikini bottoms after feeling ‘sexualized’ regardless of potential sanctions for defying guidelines