‘Complete embarrassment!’ exclaims Andrew Castle about Djokovic’s arrest.
ANDREW CASTLE has slammed Novak Djokovic and the Australian government in light of new reports that the tennis star has been detained.
Novak Djokovic recently won an appeal against the Australian government after being detained for entering the country without having received a coronavirus vaccination.
However, according to recent reports, Djokovic has been arrested again and faces deportation from Australia, with no chance of returning for three years, putting a strain on his career. Former British Men’s Number One Andrew Castle joined BBC Breakfast hosts Dan Walker and Nina Warhurst to discuss the latest developments.
“Just to be clear, we haven’t had that confirmed as of yet,” Nina said of the recent arrest reports.
“What does this story tell us about what might happen next, not just for Novak Djokovic but for all athletes who need to be able to travel freely to compete?”
“Well, there’s bound to be more of it in terms of Australia, you have the Formula One Grand Prix coming up in April, where does this whole story end up?” Andrew explained.
“Are you going to be able to make your own vaccination decision or not?” “Are you going to be able to make your own vaccination decision or not?” “We get into the mandatory vaccination argument in effect because that is where the pressure is going.”
“If it’s going to be like this every time you try to move, do your business, and make a living, it’s not going to be worth it.”
“Is it going to push or nudge people to get vaccinated if it’s like this, or is it going to harm their stance for what they believe, rightly or wrongly?” he asked.
“The thing is, how much political pressure was there on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the state of Victoria during this process?” Andrew continued.
“Did they act because they correctly perceived public outrage that Novak Djokovic might be treated differently than others?”
“It appears to me to be a complete embarrassment for the Australian government,” she says. “The judge has basically thrown this out and said, ‘What more could this man do?’ I’m not sure where they go next as a government.”
“It appears they may take the nuclear option to in effect go against the,” Andrew said of the arrest reports.
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