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« Reply #1020 on: January 10, 2022, 01:25:25 PM »
Djokovic has always been a bit of a contrarian. Despite his hugely successful career he has never had the same love or affection as either Federer or Nadal and he has thrived on being cast into that role. He is not doing anything out of character here.

I'm not au fait with the whole Visa case since I am just completely weary of the whole Covid thing and tend to switch off on such matters. But if he wasn't a superstar tennis player he would not have got into Australia, that much is obvious.   

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« Reply #1021 on: January 10, 2022, 01:28:19 PM »
Unvaccinated but with a medical exemption, being that he had Covid in late December (and didn't do 14 day quarantine in Serbia). How can covid justify a medical exemption?

Not only did he not isolate, he posed maskless with dozens of children the next day!

Sounds like a lovely chap..

Was on the news today and this is out of order, he should be pulled for this, if his government has any sense the should charge him for breaking the rules. Can't see it though
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« Reply #1022 on: January 10, 2022, 01:33:59 PM »
Unvaccinated but with a medical exemption, being that he had Covid in late December (and didn't do 14 day quarantine in Serbia). How can covid justify a medical exemption?

He was looking the exemption based on the fact you can't take a vaccine if you've had covid very recently before it, 4 weeks IIRC, so he's being a bit disingenuous over it as he'd never any intent to get vaccinated irrespective.

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« Reply #1023 on: January 10, 2022, 01:36:21 PM »
Unvaccinated but with a medical exemption, being that he had Covid in late December (and didn't do 14 day quarantine in Serbia). How can covid justify a medical exemption?

He was looking the exemption based on the fact you can't take a vaccine if you've had covid very recently before it, 4 weeks IIRC, so he's being a bit disingenuous over it as he'd never any intent to get vaccinated irrespective.
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« Reply #1024 on: January 11, 2022, 07:40:59 AM »
It's an interesting mix of Covid, a non conformist and an upcoming  election


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« Reply #1025 on: January 11, 2022, 03:42:27 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2022/01/11/novak-djokovic-investigated-claim-lied-australian-travel-declaration/

Novak Djokovic is being investigated over whether he falsely stated he had not travelled and would not do so in the two weeks prior to his flight to Australia.
In the latest twist in the Djokovic deportation furore, questions have been raised about the Australian Travel Declaration (ATD) he told border officials had been completed by his agent after social media posts indicated he had travelled from Serbia to Spain between Christmas and new year before flying to Melbourne on January 4 via Dubai.
Whoever filled out the form ticked ‘No’ to the question: “Have you travelled, or will you travel, in the 14 days prior to your flight to Australia? Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence. You may also be liable to a civil penalty for giving false or misleading information.”
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« Reply #1027 on: January 11, 2022, 09:22:12 PM »
FWIW people on the ground here in Melbourne are livid about him getting in and potentially able to play - with an upcoming election essentially a referendum on the current Government handling of the pandemic (food shortages, no RAT tests, kids unvaccinated), this is an opportunity for these clowns to reclaim the narrative.

I reckon he'll get booted, but perhaps I'm just overly hopeful

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« Reply #1028 on: January 12, 2022, 10:58:43 AM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2022/01/11/novak-djokovic-investigated-claim-lied-australian-travel-declaration/

Novak Djokovic is being investigated over whether he falsely stated he had not travelled and would not do so in the two weeks prior to his flight to Australia.
In the latest twist in the Djokovic deportation furore, questions have been raised about the Australian Travel Declaration (ATD) he told border officials had been completed by his agent after social media posts indicated he had travelled from Serbia to Spain between Christmas and new year before flying to Melbourne on January 4 via Dubai.
Whoever filled out the form ticked ‘No’ to the question: “Have you travelled, or will you travel, in the 14 days prior to your flight to Australia? Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence. You may also be liable to a civil penalty for giving false or misleading information.”

He's been caught out telling quite a few pork pies and throwing the agent under the bus for the form but says he tested positive yet was firing away with press interviews and travelling contrary to Serbian regulations at that time.

You can now understand why Australian Border Officials were a bit sceptical about his entry declarations.

I'm all for a persons right to choose what goes into their body but with that comes consequences and if no entry into Australia is part of that then he should have sucked it up and not went.

He's been a sneaky bollox and got caught but alas may still get to play.



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« Reply #1029 on: January 13, 2022, 05:58:05 AM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2022/01/12/australian-government-building-case-cancel-novak-djokovics-visa/

A case for deporting Novak Djokovic from Australia was being built on Wednesday amid a widening investigation into his coronavirus quarantine breach, false declarations within his travel documents, and unanswered questions about his positive test.


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« Reply #1030 on: January 14, 2022, 08:15:19 AM »
Djokovic's visa revoked again - he's facing deportation from Australia again

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« Reply #1031 on: January 14, 2022, 08:26:04 AM »
Ah, it's been some circus the last week! The Australians were never going to let him in from day one. There was always an excuse. In fairness he did give them a plethora of ammunition to fire at him.

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« Reply #1032 on: January 14, 2022, 09:07:52 AM »
Ah, it's been some circus the last week! The Australians were never going to let him in from day one. There was always an excuse. In fairness he did give them a plethora of ammunition to fire at him.

Its been a joke and the have sent 4 others home also, well two bucked out and two just left without the hassle, as for Novak he hasnt helped himself as you say, Ive a lot of time for his tennis ability but he's clearly taking the piss here BJ style and for that he'll have to take his medicine  :D I'll get my coat!
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« Reply #1033 on: January 14, 2022, 09:17:05 AM »
If there hadn't been an election he might have been able to wing it. He did himself no favours.


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« Reply #1034 on: January 14, 2022, 09:26:34 AM »
Djokovic has always been a bit of a c*ntrarian. Despite his hugely successful career he has never had the same love or affection as either Federer or Nadal and he has thrived on being cast into that role. He is not doing anything out of character here.

I'm not au fait with the whole Visa case since I am just completely weary of the whole Covid thing and tend to switch off on such matters. But if he wasn't a superstar tennis player he would not have got into Australia, that much is obvious.
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