Four Australian Open spectators were detained by police after waving banned Russian flags and threatening security at Melbourne Park on Wednesday evening.
During Novak Djokovic’s quarter-final victory over Russia’s Andrey Rublev at Rod Laver Arena, a patron was spotted taking off their shirt to reveal the pro-war “Z” symbol associated with support of the invasion of Ukraine.
Djokovic inadvertently signed a shirt for the spectator after the straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory.
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After the match, a group of spectators were seen waving flags and chanting “Serbia, Russia” near the stadium. At least one man was holding a flag with the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin on it.
Tennis Australia confirmed four spectators…