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.

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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”.

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