sport news Fan at the Australian Open wears Russia's 'Z' war symbol on his shirt during ... trends now

sport news Fan at the Australian Open wears Russia's 'Z' war symbol on his shirt during ... trends now
sport news Fan at the Australian Open wears Russia's 'Z' war symbol on his shirt during ... trends now

sport news Fan at the Australian Open wears Russia's 'Z' war symbol on his shirt during ... trends now

Fan at the Australian Open sparks outrage by uncovering Russia's ultra-nationalist 'Z' war symbol on his shirt during Novak Djokovic's match against Russian star Andrey Rublev - as others brandish a flag featuring Putin's face

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Tennis chiefs have been urged to act decisively after a spectator was seen wearing Russian's ultra-nationalist 'Z' war symbol on his shirt during Novak Djokovic's quarter final at the Australian Open.

Eagle-eyed fans on Twitter spotted a man wearing a black T-shirt with a large 'Z' brandished across the front at the Rod Laver Arena for Wednesday night's match between Djokovic and Russian star Andrey Rublev.

The letter 'Z' has become a symbol of ultra-nationalist obeisance to Russian president Vladimir Putin as he wages his war on Ukraine. It has been seen sprayed in white on the side of Russian tanks as they have invaded their neighbouring country.

Items of clothing that showcase a white letter 'Z' is among a list of prohibited items at the Australian Open.  

And Ukrainian tennis star Alex Dolgopolov has called for the spectator to be 'banned for life' after he removed a white T-shirt to display the war symbol in Melbourne.

'This guy will get banned for life, at least for all

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