As the president of Serbia blasts Australia for ‘harassment,’ Novak Djokovic receives support from the ‘whole of Serbia.’
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic backs NOVAK DJOKOVIC.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic insists that the entire country is behind tennis legend Novak Djokovic, and has accused Australia of “harassing” the world No. 1 tennis player.
After being denied entry into the country, Djokovic was placed under police guard in an immigration room at a Melbourne airport on Wednesday.
Due to a visa mix-up, the 34-year-old has yet to be granted entry into Australia after a 14-hour flight from Dubai to Tullamarine.
Although it is thought that Djokovic is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, he has been granted a medical exemption to compete in the upcoming Australian Open.
Despite strict Covid restrictions in Australia and Victoria, the exemption was granted, sparking widespread outrage.
Before Djokovic arrived, immigration officials discovered an error in his paperwork, and the state has confirmed that they will not support his application, instead referring the matter to the federal government.
Djokovic is stuck in the airport, unsure if he will be allowed to board, and was kept in a locked room overnight after arriving in Melbourne shortly after 11 p.m. local time.
“Just finished a phone conversation with Novak Djokovic,” Vucic wrote on his official Instagram account.
“I told our Novak that the entire country of Serbia is behind him and that our bodies are doing everything possible to put an end to the harassment of the world’s best tennis player as soon as possible.”
“Serbia will fight for Novak Djokovic, justice, and truth in accordance with all international public law norms.”
Novak, as we all know, is a formidable opponent.”
Djokovic’s team apparently applied for a visa that does not allow for medical exemptions, which is what caused the problem upon his arrival.
Djokovic had been warned by Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison that he needed proper documentation to enter the country.
“If that evidence is insufficient, he will be treated the same as everyone else and will be on the next plane home,” Morrison said.
“I have no idea what is going on,” Djokovic’s father Srdjan said on Wednesday night.
They have been holding my son hostage for several hours.
“If they don’t let me,” says the narrator.
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