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Novak Djokovic Fans Slam Australian Government For Denying Him A Visa

Stewart Perrie


Novak Djokovic Fans Slam Australian Government For Denying Him A Visa

Novak Djokovic has been officially barred from entering Australia and fans have flocked to social media to have their say on the matter.

Despite controversially being granted a vaccine exemption to play at this year's Australian Open, the world No.1 had his visa cancelled at the final hurdle and will now be put on the first plane back to Serbia.

When news first broke of Djokovic's vaccine hall pass, tennis fans and Aussies were sent into a frenzy.

Many were left outraged by the decision and even threatened to boycott the event.

While some have praised the Australian Border Force for standing strong on their vaccine policies, others don't appear to see it in the same light.

Djokovic has been bizarrely labeled as a 'hero', a 'political prisoner' and fans believe he was 'treated like a terrorist'.

Novak was asked to provide all the evidence that supported his exemption, however it's clear it didn't meet the requirements needed for him to enter.

Prime Minster Scott Morrison tweeted this morning (January 6): "Mr Djokovic's visa has been cancelled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules.

"Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from Covid, we are continuing to be vigilant."

Health Minister Greg Hunt added on Channel 7's Sunrise programme: "Mr Djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to enter Australia and the visa has been subsequently cancelled.

"It's up to him whether he wishes to appeal that, but if a visa is cancelled, leave the country.

"Yes, it is tough but it is fair and one rule for all under this Australian Government."

Mr Morrison warned that Novak would be put on the 'next' plane out of the country if he couldn't sufficiently prove he was medically exempt from being vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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