If Novak Djokovic lied about his medical exemption, Australia’s deputy prime minister says he should be deported.
Novak Djokovic should be deported from Australia if he falsified his medical exemption form, according to Barnaby Joyce, Australia’s deputy prime minister.
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1 is being held in a refugee detention hotel after his visa was cancelled upon arrival in Melbourne. He will hear the outcome of his eviction appeal on Monday at 10 a.m. local time.
In retaliation, the anti-vaxx Serb’s parents have denounced his ‘incarceration,’ claiming that he is the victim of a ‘political attack,’ having been made a’scapegoat’ by Australia’s strict vaccine regulations.
Two independent medical bodies granted his exemption in a process orchestrated by the state of Victoria and Tennis Australia, the organizers of the Australian Open, but the experts do not have the final say.
The exemption was granted solely on the basis of information provided by Djokovic, which was taken at face value, and it needed to be confirmed by border officials at the airport, who refused to let him in.
‘If he hasn’t filled out the forms properly, then he’s taking the sovereign capacity of another nation for a joke,’ Mr Joyce said on BBC Newshour.
‘You can’t go around the world thinking that just because you’re wealthy, you’re exempt from the laws of other countries.’
However, Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, has retaliated against ‘idiot’ Australian officials, accusing them of attempting to ‘humiliate’ his son, claiming that other tennis players with a medical exemption were able to enter the country freely.
‘Novak and his team filed the same type of documents as those 25 other tennis players, and they had no problems,’ he said at a press conference today.
‘They want to make him look bad.
They could have simply said, “Don’t come Novak,” and that would have sufficed. Instead, they wanted to humiliate him, and he is still imprisoned.
‘He is in prison, not detention.’
His belongings, including his wallet, were all taken.
They only left him with a phone and no change of clothes, as well as no way to wash his face.
He is currently incarcerated.
These idiots have taken our pride as a prisoner.
‘Shame on them; together with Serbia, the entire free world should rise in support of freedom of expression, speech, and behavior.’
Djordje, Novak’s brother, addressed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a family rally in Serbia, using the informal ‘you’ in Serbian: ‘You, famous Prime Minister of the faraway naturally beautiful country, are behaving according to your…’
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