2023-01-26 02:27:19

Controversy as Novak Djokovic's dad is seen posing with Russian flag featuring Vladimir Putin's face

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Daily Mail
By Mike Dickson

Novak Djokovic is facing more controversy after his outspoken father Srdjan was filmed posing with a Russian flag that has Vladimir Putins face emblazoned on it.

Soon after Djokovic reached the semi-finals on Thursday night his father mingled with fans declaring their support for Russia, with police and Tennis Australia confirming that four spectators were evicted from Melbourne Park.

Australian Open entry regulations expressly forbid any flags in support of Russia or Belarus.

A video posted on Youtube shows Srdjan posing alongside the flag and a sympathiser who shouts Long Live Russia!.

Djokovic Senior is shown being warmly greeted by his sons fans and he appears to say something supportive before moving on.

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