Thursday, December 08, 2022

Outrage in world tennis: a spectator with a Ukrainian flag was thrown out of the stadium at the request of a Russian player

A fan was warned by the umpire for carrying the flag of Ukraine

The tennis world sparked discussion on social networks after a video surfaced of an unusual incident that occurred during the first set of a match between Russian tennis players. Anna Kalinskaya You Anastasia Potapova correspondent a la quali del Cincinnati Open (currently called the Western and Southern Open).

In the recording in question you can see how, at the request of one of the playersWTA Chair Umpire Morgan Lara steps down from her lecture, approaches the stand and speaks straight a spectator seated, covered with a Ukrainian flag and a Vinok (the typical Ukrainian flower crown).

“We had our Ukrainian flag, without doing anything crazy, or distracting the players. We sat there in peace and silence,” said Lola (as she was identified on social networks) in conversation with the North American portal local 12, And I add: “This is not Russia, this is the United States.”

The Young Woman Had To Leave The Stadium To Be Able To Leave Her Flag In The Car And Re-Enter
The young woman had to leave the stadium to be able to leave her flag in the car and re-enter

In conversation that can be seen in the video who is traveling the world, Chair Umpire Warns Fan That “She Wasn’t Getting Well” With people around and threatened him that if he didn’t keep the flag they would call the security guard.

After explaining that she was not doing anything wrong or distracting the players, Morgan Lara returned to her lecture and the game went on for a few minutes Till the end, having carried the flag on his shoulders, An officer approached Lola and asked her to leave the premises or he would call the police.

Finally, the fan and his friend He was forced to leave the stadium to get rid of the flag. In front of the stunned gaze of the rest of the audience, who showed their restlessness, claiming that they had done nothing wrong.

Dolgopolov, Who Expressed Himself On Twitter, Is One Of The Many Athletes Who Defend Their Country From Russian Attack
Dolgopolov, who expressed himself on Twitter, is one of the many athletes who defend their country from Russian attack

At the same time, the organization argued that the request to save the flag in question was made because Size rules violated. In a statement, he explained: “As stated on the tournament’s website, flags or banners larger than 45×45 cm are prohibited. The spectator was therefore asked to remove the flag from the field and to remain in the tournament after doing so Gone.

The episode quickly went viral and even reached the eyes of the former tennis player from Ukraine. Alex Dolgopolovwho didn’t hesitate to express himself via his official Twitter account: “To all those who admired my tennis and plans to go to the American tournament, I ask you to bring a Ukrainian flag to every Russian or Belarusian match you see.”,

“Our country is drowning in blood and barbaric violence”No Russian would scare a silent supporter with a Ukraine flag!” he added, before launching a new ironic message: “Keep the flag size within the rules”So they have no “fairy tale” reason to ask him to leave.”

this Tuesday Serena Williams will face US Open winner Emma Radukanu And, following a social media campaign, fans are expected to come to the venue with Ukrainian flags in protest.

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