Effigy of Putin on the flag and pro-Russian chants: there is also Djokovic's father, new controversy at the Australian Open

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New controversy at the Australian Open: outside the Rod Laver Arena, after the quarterfinal match between Novak Djokovic and Andrej Rublev, some Russian fans waved flags with the effigy of Vladimir Putin and sang pro-Russian chants (wearing T-shirts black with the “Z”, the military symbol that became famous after the invasion of Ukraine). The Guardian reports that Djokovic's father Srdjan also joined the party. In fact, the father of the Serbian champion appears in a video, published on the Aussie Cossack Youtube channel. According to the US newspaper, Srdjan Djokovic, in addition to having posed for some shots with the fans, would have said “long live Russia” and “long live the Russians”.

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