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    World's #1 Tennis Player Being Held in Detention for Refusing Vaccine

    In a sane world, this would be an international incident.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/d...n-de-rcna11153

    Novak Djokovic to wait in Australia detention hotel as appeal decision delayed

    Tennis star Novak Djokovic's appeal against his visa cancellation in Australia has been adjourned until Monday, leaving his chances at defending his Australian Open title in question after he was blocked from entering the country.

    The Serbian star will now have to remain in a quarantine hotel in immigration detention as he awaits a decision, according to The Associated Press.

    Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal expressed some sympathy for his rival’s plight on Thursday, but said that ultimately, Djokovic would have to accept the consequences of his decisions.

    Australian authorities barred Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked male player, from entering the country on Wednesday, before ordering him to leave early Thursday morning local time. The Australian Border Force confirmed it had canceled his visa after he “failed to provide appropriate evidence” to meet the country’s entry requirements.

    The decision came after Australians expressed outrage over news that Djokovic, 34, had been given Covid vaccination “exemption permission” to travel to Australia to play in the tournament as the country grapples with another surge in Covid-19 cases.



    In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he had told Djokovic over the phone that "the whole of Serbia is with him."

    Vucic said Serbian officials were "doing everything to see that the harassment of the world’s best tennis player is brought to an end immediately.”

    If Djokovic is deported from Australia, it would risk dashing his chances of competing in the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 17.
    Last edited by CaptUSA; 01-06-2022 at 08:11 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    If Djokovic is deported from Australia, it would risk dashing his chances of competing in the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 17.
    lol, "Open"
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm View Post
    lol, "Open"
    I chuckled at that as well. Can't call it an open when Australia is going back to its roots of being a penal colony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Note that he says "health services" and not "the health of Australians"

    Novak Djokovic is certainly a threat to the narrative and profits of the health services.

    Fact Check: True.
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    Petty tyrants gonna tyrannize pettily.

    Australian Tennis Officials Order Group To Hand Over Novak Djokovic Signs In Arena Or Leave
    Tennis Australia demanded to confiscate the group’s signs because they were deemed “inappropriate”
    https://summit.news/2022/01/10/video...rena-or-leave/
    Steve Watson (1 January 2022)

    Video has emerged of tennis fans at the Australian Open tournament being harassed by an official ordering them to hand over all their homemade Novak Djokovic signs or be thrown out.

    In the wake of the Australian authorities revoking the tennis star’s visa and holding him hostage for days, it appears that fans are now not even allowed to express any support for their favourite player.

    The footage shows a fan at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne being approached by an official who eventually admits that he has been tasked by Tennis Australia to confiscate the group’s signs because they are “inappropriate”.

    The man refuses to explain why the signs are inappropriate and just keeps repeating the claim and stating “you know why.”

    The signs read “Free Novak”, with one declaring that the champion player is being held ‘hostage of a communist state’.

    [...]

    YouTuber The Aussie Cossack uploaded a commentary on the incident:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvKdXs37ZxQ


    Today, Djokovic has won a court hearing reinstating his visa and allowing him to leave a detention facility. However, the Australian immigration minister has threatened to re-cancel the player’s visa.

    The tennis champ had his possessions, confiscated, was interrogated for 8 hours, woken up while trying to sleep and subsequently forced to stay in a flea ridden ghetto hotel full of illegal immigrants and criminals.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuHCANg61Nw

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    And now, he may be prevented from playing in the French Open.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sp...-Open-May.html

    Novak Djokovic could be facing more trouble at the next Grand Slam - after France insisted on a covid pass barring the unvaccinated from all sports arenas.

    The French Open is the next Slam in the tennis calendar taking place in May and Djokovic was expected to participate without complication - but the new Covid Pass has changed that.

    France's lower house voted by 215 to 58 to give final approval to a vaccine pass that will exclude the unvaccinated from restaurants, sports arenas and other venues. It will apply to everybody over the age of 16 and the law will take effect shortly.

    Immediately it throws Djokovic's participation at Roland Garros into doubt.

    Stanislas Guerin, who represents the 17th and 18th arrondissements in Paris, said: 'Djokovic's behaviour was irresponsible. Australia is a sovereign country which makes it rules and the rules should be respected.

    'We can't have two weights and two measures regarding the Covid Pass. If you are called Djoko, Nadal or Mr Whoever, you respect the rules.
    "And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." - Bastiat

    "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire



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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Couldn't cut that irony with a freshly sharpened chainsaw.
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