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That's not a jibe at you btw, you tend to be on the right side of things.

Djokivic's main defence currently hinges on the fact that he reported a positive Covid test on 16th Dec, which he initially understood gave him the relevant exemption to enter the country. Confusion has since ensued. Even if he is ultimately allowed in, it has now emerged that he attended an event the very next day on 17th Dec (i.e. knowing he had a positive result) maskless, and in contact with other people. He also attended further events in the following days. Guy is a documented bellend, and the fact that all the wrong people like Nigel Farage and others are jumping to his support (despite having no previous involvement or interest in tennis or Serbia) should tell you all you need to know.


Edit: @Gagi did already post this a page back.
Yeah but that's relevant to Serbia, not Aussie. He should be punished by the Serbian authorities for that, but in fact, if they do so here, they will be hated for punishing a world champion, our hero etc. etc.

Verdict: He can play. I think the ministers et al will be strong and strict in the media, but will not banish him. It's the election year after all.
 
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Don't think so either.

But seen as this is a Sports thread and not a political one, i'm going to change the topic to something more exciting.

Nazare went off a couple of days ago.

 
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Verdict: He can play. I think the ministers et al will be strong and strict in the media, but will not banish him. It's the election year after all.

This situation was bullshit enough that I now unironically support the decision for him to play.
I wonder if the government will pull more BS, like cancelling his visa again.
 
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This reddit comment is exactly how I'm feeling right now:

I for one am enjoying a rich dude fighting a corrupt politician, both seemingly above the law and quick to brag to their audiences. I wouldnt know who of them to boo more.
LET'S GO!
 
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And thus the saga goes on.
You don't make statements like that unless your ass is on the line. My guess is that he'll be deported.
well there's certainly a lot of "human error" going on on both sides of the isle.

That aside. I think this topic should be renamed "The Covid Thread" Its a bit of a misnomer currently when 99% of all all the post are Covid Drama related, (and i'm partially to blame for that also.)

Seems like we can't talk about anything else these days anyway so might aswell slap the official label on it no? 🤷‍♂️
 
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well there's certainly a lot of "human error" going on on both sides of the isle.

That aside. I think this topic should be renamed "The Covid Thread" Its a bit of a misnomer currently when 99% of all all the post are Covid Drama related, (and i'm partially to blame for that also.)

Seems like we can't talk about anything else these days anyway so might aswell slap the official label on it no? 🤷‍♂️
Lol tbh it is the biggest sports story recently.
I was hoping the drama died down, and it kinda did after the judge's decision. Then, suddenly, this. Yikes.
(And yeah, there's a lot of human error involved. But, come on...)
 

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Aaaand his visa got cancelled again. He now faces a 3-year ban from Australia as well, if his appeal gets rejected.
 

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I don't really like him (besides respecting his game), but I'm finding myself more and more on his side as this goes on. I feel this is purely a political decision which will only polarize the people more (which is useful for the elections, I guess). So instead of talking together about what do we do with the people who are not vaccinated and simply won't do it, the solution is simply to dismiss them outright?

I repeat, I don't really like him or agree with him on anything regarding health or medicine. His family seem like a bunch of loud-mouthed fools, and they all played a hand in this with their statements. But what do we do now? Shame and humiliate them, oust Novak from pro tennis because he does not want to do something that has nothing to do with tennis? Here's a guy who donated 1 million Euros at the start of the pandemic to Italy, and the same amount to Serbia. He hasn't done everything wrong...

And the solution to deport him is too extreme for me probably, surely they could have put him in quarantine or limit his movements, test him every day for COVID, make him wear a mask every second he's not on the field and what not? Deportation only sends a message.