TENNIS star Novak Djokovic has finally broken his silence as the vaccine row continues while he remains holed up in a Covid quarantine hotel.
The Anti-vax world number 1 thanked his supporters “all over the world” who have supported his defiant stance amid the controversial decision to head Down Under.
He was vaccinated against the vaccine to compete at the Australian Open before visa has been sensationally revoked after a six-hour stopover at Melbourne Airport and a major U-turn by the Australian authorities.
He was then banished to a Dirty hotel “full of fleas and maggots” in Melbourne to isolate.
In an Instagram post, he wrote: “Thank you to everyone around the world for their unending support.
“I could feel it and it was greatly appreciated.”
Angry fans began to gather outside the Park Hotel in Carlton to protest his quarantine and visa revoked.
They were encouraged by the tennis player’s father Srdjan, who urged people to “take to the streets”.
His wife Jelena also spoke out today applauding supporters and calling for “love and forgiveness” as tensions in the sports world rise.
The 35-year-old wrote: “Thanks to loved ones around the world for using their voices to send love to my husband.
“The only law that we should all respect across all borders is Love and respect for another human being.”
But the country’s Home Secretary Karen Andrews revealed Serbian sportsman did not provide a complete reason why he was not injured.
She told Channel Nine’s Today Show: “Anyone entering Australia must meet entry requirements including medical proof of vaccinations or rotation for medical reasons for which the individual cannot be admitted. vaccination.
“So specifically he [Djokovic] did not meet the medical reasons why he could not be vaccinated. “
However, she denied claims Djokovic was being held “prisoner” and said he could leave anytime he wanted but would be free to do as he pleased pending a verdict from the court.
34 years old already exempted from competition despite his unvaccinated status – before it was significantly canceled.
When the athlete attempted to enter Aussie territory, he was asked by Border Patrol into an extra room after the visa “flaw” was revealed.
Djokovic, seeking to win a record 21st Grand Slam title, was stripped of his phone and confined to his room alone, with armed police patrolling outside.
Even Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic joined in, eventually reaching out to Djokovic to offer his support and support and summoning Australia’s ambassador to the country for a change of clothes.
Emerging is that Tennis Australia has exempted two other players, who does not meet the strict rules of the Border Force.
And in another twist, a second
Djokovic is set to stay in a quarantine hotel until at least Monday as the hearing on his request to cancel his visa has been adjourned until the end of the week.
A judge adjourned proceedings until 10 a.m. Monday, meaning Djokovic faces an uncertain weekend in the Park Hotel.
Djokovic’s unorthodox moniker – and now “Novax” – was debated after he was arguably the world’s most famous anti-vaxxer.
He hires a spiritual guru, believes you can talk to water and treats the tree as a friend.
Many believe that his current situation is of his own making because he refuses to provide proof that he is exempt from the Covid vaccination.
In 2020, he said, “I’m personally opposed to vaccination and I don’t want to be forced to get vaccinated to be able to travel.”
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