Australian Open: 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirts now allowed after backlash

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Protestors unfurled a banner reading Where Is Peng Shuai? during the match between China's Wang Qiang and American Madison Keys. Security guards at the Australian Open on Friday ended the protest, according to Max Mok, who was one of three people involved. Tennis player Nicolas Mahut also accused organizers of bowing to outside pressures.
4 months ago·Canberra, Australia

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Times of India

Australian Open to allow 'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts after backlash

Fans at the Australian Open can wear "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts as long as they are peaceful, tournament chief Craig Tiley told AFP Tuesday, after a backlash over the Grand Slam's controversial stance.

4 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

Australian Open: Peng Shuai T-shirt ban reversed after outcry

The turnaround comes less than 24 hours after organisers banned the shirt for being "political".

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts welcome at Australian Open

By Sudipto Ganguly MELBOURNE - Fans are free to wear, "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts at the Australian Open but they must not become "disruptive", Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley told Reuters on Tuesday amid criticism of the Grand Slam organisers' earlier stance on the issue. In response to a video posted on social media on Saturday of security officials instructing fans to remove

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Australian Open reverses its ban on ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts

Tennis Australia has bowed to pressure and made a u-turn on its decision to ban T-shirts displaying messages of support for Peng Shuai

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Hindu

'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts welcome at Australian Open

Fans are free to wear, "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts at the Australian Open but they must not become "disruptive", Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley said.

4 months ago·India
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NDTV

Australian Open To Allow "Where Is Peng Shuai?" Shirts After Backlash

The about-turn followed video emerging on Sunday of security staff ordering spectators to remove shirts and a banner in support of the Chinese player at Melbourne Park

4 months ago·New Delhi, India
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