Peng Shuai activists call out Wimbledon for 'double standards' - "It just doesn't seem to make sense"

It was duly noted that despite the silence of sorts in recent months regarding the matter that activists at Wimbledon wore t-shirts with the message 'Where is Peng Shuai' on Monday.

They changed into these shirts and were thus confronted by security who asked them multiple questions and while not confiscated like at the Australian Open, they were told not approach others to spread the message.

Will Hoyles, who works for the Free Tibet campaign, said: ”We came trying to raise a bit of awareness but Wimbledon have managed to make it worse for themselves by harassing us.

“They were asking loads of questions about what we were going to do, why we were here, you know, what we’d already done etc.

“And we told them we had just been wandering around and we had spoken to a few people and that is when they seemed to get quite suspicious.”

Another member of the group, Jason Leith said that it is double standards after they freely banned Russian and Belarusian players but didn't condemn China for their actions: “We are banning Russian players and Belarusian players who have spoken out against the war but then there’s all these human rights abuses that the Chinese Communist Party have carried out but that’s absolutely fine,” he said. “So it’s a double standard. It just doesn’t seem to make sense.

“It’s Wimbledon and she’s an ex-Wimbledon champion and if there’s anywhere to go and talk about this and to get that discussion brought back up again it’s going to be here.”

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