Four Participants in the event Australian Open Were questioned by Victoria Police After they “revealed inappropriate flags and symbols and threatened security guards,” You can find more information at Tennis Australia CNN spokesperson: Wednesday.
“Four people in the crowd leaving the stadium revealed inappropriate flags and symbols and threatened security guards,” The Tennis Australia spokesperson “Victoria Police They have continued to question them and intervened.
“The comfort and safety of everyone is our priority and we work closely with security and authorities.”
Victoria Police CNN reported later that four men were questioned by police following a robbery. Russian At 10:20 p.m. local, the flag was raised on the steps of the grounds. Wednesday In Melbourne. All CNN was told by a spokesperson for police that four men were removed.
Video Posts on social media Tennis journalist Tumaini Carayol Shows a person with a flag. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s face on it. It’s unknown if those shown in the video were any of the four that were evicted.
Photos Photographed by Getty Images The image shows a man wearing a T shirt with the letter on it. “Z” While he was at it. Rod Laver Arena during Wednesday’s men’s singles quarterfinal match between Russian Andrey Rublev And Novak Djokovic Of Serbia.
Tennis Australia did not say if the man in the photos is one of the four people questioned by police, and a police spokesperson told CNN she hasn’t seen images of the men involved. It The date on which the shirt was first worn was unknown. In Another photo shows the man in a different shirt.
The“Z” symbol It is seen as a sign to support RussiaIts invasion of Ukraine. The This symbol has been seen Russian Equipment and clothing Ukraine.
Tennis Australia It was previously stated that fans It would be illegal to bring the Russian Or Belarusian Flag Visit the website of Australian Open It is necessary to enforce its “neutral flag” policy.