'Political' Peng messages banned at Australian Open

Summary by Ground News
Martina Navratilova blasts decision by Australian Open organisers to ban T-shirts supporting Peng Shuai. Security staff had asked a spectator to remove a T-shirt saying "Where is Peng Shu Kai?" Ms Peng disappeared for weeks after accusing a top Chinese official of sexual misconduct. She has since re-appeared, but many remain concerned about her wellbeing.
4 months ago·Melbourne, Australia

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BBC News

Australian Open: Navratilova blasts Peng Shuai T-shirt ban

Australian Open organisers asked a spectator to remove a T-shirt mentioning the Chinese player.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

'Political' Peng messages banned at Australian Open

Australian Open organisers said the safety of Peng Shuai remains their "primary concern" even as security officials at the Grand Slam forced fans to remove shirts referring to the Chinese former doubles number one.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

Australian Open Defends Ban on 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirts

Australian Open responded to a video emerging showing the tournament's security staff preventing spectators from wearing 'Where is Peng Shuai?' t-shirts.

4 months ago·India
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NDTV

Australian Open Defends Ban On 'Where Is Peng Shuai?' T-Shirts

The former doubles world number one is absent from the Grand Slam and there are fears for her wellbeing after she alleged online in November that she had been sexually assaulted by a Chinese former vice-premier.

4 months ago·New Delhi, India
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The Independent

Tennis Australia remove shirts asking ‘Where is Peng Shuai’ at Australian Open

The WTA recently suggested they had still not heard directly from the tennis player

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily Mirror

Australian Open defends security after fan ordered to remove Peng Shuai t-shirt

Organisers of the Australian Open have defended security's decision to remove a fan wearing a t-shirt in support of Peng Shuai.

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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