Grand Slam Novak Djokovic Saga: Australia Returns Serb

Are you happy Novak is NOT playing the AO

  • No

    Votes: 61 27.1%
  • Yes

    Votes: 125 55.6%
  • Such is Life

    Votes: 39 17.3%

  • Total voters
    225

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Note: This is not a thread to air your views on left/right politics, vaccination mandates or conspiracies, this is a thread to discuss Djokovic and the Australian Open saga only. Humour is accepted and encouraged :D Abuse is not.
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Aristotle Pickett

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If by 'heavily biased' you mean I don't subscribe to the Branch Covidian belief system then sure, I'm 'biased'.

Truth is I don't like any of Novak, Rafael or Roger. All of them have attributes I dislike.

Even though I admire their tennis greatness and showmanship.

In the case of Novak, if the government didn't want him here, fine, just tell him not to come.

Every national government should have the right to ban whoever they want (apart from citizens).

But inviting a guest (i.e. issuing a visa) and then backtracking once they arrive is SH*T FORM.

Anybody who says otherwise is biased and living in la la land.
I don't think the Djoker was invited in , he came through Craig Tiley's back door.
 

mouncey2franklin

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I don't think the Djoker was invited in , he came through Craig Tiley's back door.

Do you know what a visa is, dude?

Seriously, how far gone are some of you that you are going to pretend you don't understand how international travel works?

The hatred for 'anti vaxxers' has turned many peoples brains to mush.
 

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Aristotle Pickett

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Do you know what a visa is, dude?

Seriously, how far gone are some of you that you are going to pretend you don't understand how international travel works?

The hatred for 'anti vaxxers' has turned many peoples brains to mush.
He got in because he lied on his declaration and probably lied about other things.
 

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He got in because he lied on his declaration and probably lied about other things.
But of course it wasn’t him. He’s thrown someone else under the bus for that.

Of all his supporters here is there anyone, anyone who will concede that at least a decent chunk of this guys current problems are, you know…on him.
 

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But of course it wasn’t him. He’s thrown someone else under the bus for that.

Of all his supporters here is there anyone, anyone who will concede that at least a decent chunk of this guys current problems are, you know…on him.
The Serbian version of joe the cameraman
 

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Alesana

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Alesana....
Non compass moralis men sana...
Que sera or these things matter?

You can appreciate the talent but not immoral actions surely?
Depends on the severity, with some common sense applied. He wasn't in North Korea hanging out with Kim.
I'm sure plenty of people tick the wrong box, only difference is they don't have the media digging through their Twitter and publishing stuff about them to the world. If he was John Smith he'd be going about his business right now.
 

Alesana

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Lol. Lets not forget failing to isolate after contracting a highly infectious disease.
Let's look at it a bit closer, a one to one interview where Novak wore a mask and kept some distance. Interviewer later tests negative. No harm done. People here are doing far worse. Isolating small incidents like this like it's somehow a hanging offense it just getting tiresome. 800,000 active cases in Australia btw
 

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What a truly odd defence.

I think lying on an immigration form is likely grounds for deportation, in any event that’s not the grounds that the Feds have gone him over. There is no doubt the government at a bunch of levels has failed and to some degree Novak understandably chances his arm but ultimately he’s not some entirely innocent victim. A huge amount of the onus for his current predicament rests on him (and that’s ignoring him being an anti vaxxer).

Let’s not pull out the violins for him.