‘Thinks he’s above the law!’ Djokovic was slammed for moaning about his deportation from Australia.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC is being held in a deportation hotel after claiming to be “exempt” from vaccination requirements in order to compete in the Australian Open.
According to a new poll, a large majority of people would back Australia’s decision if the tennis star was deported and barred from competing in this year’s tournament.
On Tuesday, Djokovic announced on social media that he had a medical exemption from the Covid vaccine.
During a Facebook live in April 2020, he stated that he was “anti-vaccination” and “wouldn’t want to be forced to take a vaccine” if it was necessary to travel or compete in tournaments.
He arrived in Australia with a medical exemption from the Victoria State Government, which he hoped would shield him from the strict vaccination requirements in place for the year’s first major tennis tournament.
“Mr Djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia, and his visa has been subsequently cancelled,” the Australian Border Force said.
Non-citizens who enter Australia without a valid visa or whose visa has been cancelled will be detained and removed.”
Djokovic has filed an appeal, and a decision is expected on Monday.
Meanwhile, he’s being held at the Park Hotel in Carlton, a government-run facility with “terrible food” and “bugs,” according to his mother.
In the most recent development, he was joined at the holding hotel by another tennis star, Renata Voracova, who had previously competed in a Melbourne event but has now been told that she must leave the country due to vaccine controversy.
Djokovic is not being held against his will, according to Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews, who also stated that Djokovic is “free to leave at any time” by boarding a flight back to Australia.
In a poll of 6,747 Express readers conducted from January 6 to 7, an overwhelming majority of respondents (85%) believe Djokovic should be deported.
“This has nothing to do with whether you agree with Covid vaccinations or not,” one reader said.
It’s about whether the existing laws apply equally to everyone, regardless of celebrity, wealth, or social status.
In my opinion, it’s a no-brainer.”
“Australia has rules, and if he wants to break them, he can,” another voter added.
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