The organisers of the Australian Open have reversed a ban on T-shirts supporting Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai after a global outcry, BBC reported.
Last Friday, security staff had asked spectators to remove T-shirts and a banner saying “Where is Peng Shuai?” before entering the grounds, the report said.
Peng vanished for weeks after accusing a top Chinese official of sexual misconduct in November. She has since re-appeared, but many remain concerned about her wellbeing.
Craig Tiley, chief executive of Tennis Australia the organising body behind the Australian Open told reporters they would now allow spectators to wear the T-shirt as long as they attended without the “intent to disrupt” and were “peaceful”.