Novak Djokovic is undoubtedly one of the best tennis players to have ever played the game.
His form on the tennis courts has made him a global icon.
But his chase for yet another Grand Slam turned into a nightmare after he was deported from Australia for entering the country without being vaccinated.
Djokovic is an anti vaxer and he has been very vocal that he will never take the jab.
In argument, the Australian government said that Djokovic’s refusal to get vaccinated, two years into the pandemic, indicated his clear anti-vaccine stance. At the same time, the country has made it clear that it will push vaccines as a way back to normality.
The tennis player refused to give evidence at the appeal, and the government noted: “He could set the record straight if it needed correcting. He has not – that has important consequences.”
It certainly seems that something was not right with both his application for vaccination exemption and the way he conducted himself before travelling to Australia.
He went to a number of public engagements after testing positive for Covid in December, in contravention of his own country’s quarantine rules. He also went to Spain, a trip he failed to declare on his immigration form… although he apologised for both “errors”.
From a legal perspective, the Australian government is merely enforcing its immigration policies and underlining the fact that no-one should, or will, get special treatment.
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