Illustrative photo Source: Koláž Športky – Getty Images CINCINNATI – A female fan wrapped in a Ukrainian flag was taken out of the audience at a tennis tournament in Cincinnati. The woman had to leave the qualification meeting between the Russian tennis players Anna Kalinska and Anastasia Potapova, who allegedly complained about her. The management of the tournament said that the fan violated regulations limiting the size of flags in the stands. The woman left the audience after a repeated challenge from the empire referee Morgana Lara. The head of security subsequently informed her that her flag was against the regulations. “Based on our rules, which are listed on the tournament website, flags or banners larger than 18×18 fingers (46×46 cm) are prohibited. Therefore, the fan was asked to remove the flag from the court, and once she did, she was allowed to remain in the tournament,” they said. representatives of the prestigious men’s and women’s tournament. Video of some of this incident surfaced hours later on social media, via @trashytennispic.twitter.com/bYlFL38L9X — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) August 15, 2022 They did not comment on whether the Russian tennis players complained about the Ukrainian flag, as the woman claimed. “This is not Russia, this is the United States of America,” she told Local 12. “We had the Ukrainian flag, but we didn’t do anything stupid, we didn’t disturb the players, I just had it wrapped around me and I sat there calmly and quietly.” she described her version of the incident. If you don’t leave, I’ll call the police. When the game was stopped, the empire referee came to her and told her that she had to put the flag away. “I was told that it was upsetting the Russian players. I said, ‘I’m not going to let her go’. The match went on for about a minute or two, and then a security person came up to me and said, ‘Ma’am, if you don’t leave, I’m going to call the police,'” she said. a woman. The non-profit organization Cincy4Ukraine said it will check with the help of lawyers whether the woman can file a lawsuit for violating the rights contained in the First Amendment of the Constitution. Unlike Wimbledon and other British tournaments, Russian and Belarusian tennis players will be able to start at the US Open. Author: © Zoznam Twitter/Ben Rothenberg Source: ČTK
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