Bizarre moment A fan gets a HAIRCUT in the middle of an Australian Open game – after some of the world’s biggest stars lashed out at the rogue behavior of viewers
- The youngsters treated the pitchside courts like a hair salon at the France Tiafoe game
- One grabbed clippers and gave his friend a buzz cut
- Light-hearted incident was a relief to fans disrupting play at the tournament
Australian Open fans have been known for their outlandish behavior by the strict standards of tennis in recent years – and now one spectator could have outdone them all by shaving their head in the middle of a game.
The bizarre sight was captured during American star Frances Tiafoe’s win over China’s Shang Juncheng on Wednesday night. Footage shows the young fan sitting quietly while another viewer shaves his head with clippers.
Amused commentators dubbed the video “peak straya” and “more interesting than tennis” when it was posted online.
The newly shaved fan was taken to a clinic by Tiafoe, who broke through Shang’s defense to record a 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 win over the 17-year-old.
American star Frances Tiafoe (pictured above) was left clueless as some cheeky fans turned their pitchside seats into a hair salon on Wednesday night
The recipient of the impromptu haircut didn’t mind at all as his friend chopped off his locks
Strange as it was, the impromptu crew cut didn’t seem to catch the attention of security or the players on the court – but neither does what several other fans did at the Open this year.
Novak Djokovic had an angry exchange with the referee during Thursday night’s win when he asked that an apparently drunk fan wearing a Where’s Wally costume be thrown out of the stadium.
‘All night, all night, what are you going to do about it?’ he foamed.
“You know who it is. The guy is completely drunk. From the first point he provoked.
“He’s not here to watch tennis. He just wants to get inside my head.
A group of rowdy fans dressed as Where’s Wally are approached by security at Novak Djokovic’s game on Thursday night before being booted off the pitch
An angry Djokovic said the official fan in particular was ‘insanely drunk’
“So I’m asking you what you’re going to do about it. You’ve heard it at least 10 times. I’ve heard it 50 times.
‘Why don’t you get security, get him out of the stadium?’
It was anything but an isolated case.
On Wednesday night, three Britain fans who appeared to have been drinking were booted from an outside seat after they chanted foul chants at fellow countryman Cameron Norrie’s opponent, Frenchman Constant Lestienne.
The British “Fans” trio’s chants included “You’re just as *** Andy Murray” and “Lestienne’s going home”.
On the same day, Canadian Denis Shapovalov had a heated argument with the referee over an annoying fan who he said had had “one beer too many” before telling the viewer to shut up.
Additionally, former Russian world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev told a viewer to fuck off when he was verbally abused in his first-round win over Marcos Giron.
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