Srdjan Djokovic, the father of the titular Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, got into a loud scandal.

He posed in a video with fans who brought Russian flags to the

Australian Open

 with the image of the dictator of the aggressor country, Vladimir Putin.

Djokovic Sr. posed for a photo with a man wearing a T-shirt with the letter "Z" - a symbol of the Russian Federation's full-scale invasion of Ukraine - and the inscription "Where we are, there is Russia."

The fan also held a Russian flag with a portrait of Putin.

The video also included a fragment in which Srdjan Djokovic supported the citizens of the terrorist country with the phrase "Long live the Russians."

The organizers of the Australian Open have already appealed to the tennis player's team and family and asked them to refrain from political statements.

The Inews portal reports that the YouTube channel on which the video is posted is run by 32-year-old Simeon Boykov, who was issued an arrest warrant this week on suspicion of assaulting a 76-year-old man at a rally in support of Ukraine in Sydney.

Earlier, during the 1/4 final match of the Australian Open between the Russian Andriy Rublev and the Serbian Novak Djokovic, one of the fans 

was in the stands wearing a T-shirt with the letter "Z"

, although the symbols of the occupiers are officially prohibited at the tournament.

In addition, fans with the flags of the so-called "DPR" and the image of Putin were seen outside the tennis arena.

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