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Sport Novak Djokov expelled from Australia: "They have humiliated themselves," the Serbian President

12:40  16 january  2022
12:40  16 january  2022 Source:   leparisien.fr

Tennis: Australia blocks entry of Djokovic because of its vaccination status

 Tennis: Australia blocks entry of Djokovic because of its vaccination status TENNIS AUSTRALIA DJOKOVIC: Tennis: Australia blocks entry of Djokovic because of its vaccination status © Reuters / GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANE tENNIS: AUSTRALIAN BLOCKED iNPUT DJOKOVIC BECAUSE oF HIS STATUS IMMUNIZATION Courtney Walsh and John Mair MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic was denied entry to Australia Thursday amid outcry over an initial decision to grant the Serbian player a medical exemption so he can participate in Melbourne at the first Grand Slam of th

Les tribulations du Serbe en Australie ont tenu la planète tennis (et au-delà) en haleine durant de longs jours. Ici, le 16 janvier, à Melbourne. REUTERS/Loren Elliott © Loren Elliott the tribulations of the Serbian in Australia held the planet Tennis (and beyond) in breath for long days. Here on January 16th, Melbourne. Reuters / Loren Elliott Novak Djokovic lost his match against Australian justice. This Sunday, three judges of the Federal Court rejected the issue of the world's number of tennis against his deportation, and that at a few hours beeed by the Australian Open, which the champion will not therefore be able. Dispute. "The Court orders that the appeal be dismissed at the applicant's expenses," says the decision approved unanimously. "I am very disappointed," reacted Novak Djokovi , who will respect the verdict and is about to leave Australia. The Serbian president was carried away against the Australian authorities: "They think with these ten days of ill-treatment, they humiliated Djokovic," said Aleksandar Vucic to the local press. "They have humiliated themselves, Djokovic can return to his country head and look at everyone right in the eyes." The Australian government welcomed this decision. "Australia's strong border protection policy has kept us safe during the pandemic" of COVID-19, affirmed the Minister of Immigration Alex Hawke, in a statement. "Australians have made great sacrifices to get there and the Morrison government is firmly determined to protect this position," he added. The "contempt" of the sanitary rules, a bad example at a hearing in Melbourne on Sunday, the three judges of the Court heard for several hours Sunday the pleadings of the Australian Government. In its conclusions, the Alex Hawke Minister of Immigration argued that the presence of Djokovic in the country "is likely to represent a health risk". According to him, she encourages "anti-vaccination feeling" and could deter Australians from being injected their recall doses, while the Omicron variant spreads at high speed in the country. The presence in Australia of the champion could even "lead to a resurgence of civil disorders," added the minister. Even though he called the risk that Djokovic himself contaminates Australians from "negligible", the minister felt that his "contempt" passed from sanitary rules against COVID constitutes a bad example. For their part, the "Djoko" lawyers described the investment in retention of their client and his possible expulsion of "illogical", "irrational" and "unreasonable". The government "does not know what Mr. Djokovic's opinions are currently," pleaded the Nick Wood lawyer, saying that his client has never publicly supported the anti-vaccination movement. The Government's lawyer, Stephen Lloyd, replied that the fact that the champion is not vaccinated nearly two years after the start of the pandemic and repeatedly ignored the health rules, particularly by omitting Isolate when he knew infected, constituted sufficient evidence of his position. The decision made by the three judges of the Federal Court is virtually impossible to challenge, both by the Australian government and Djokovic. As a reminder, Novak Djokovic announced on January 4th in a tweet he was leaving for Australia, with a photo on the airport tarmac: "I go to Australia with an exemption permission, writing. Let's go for 2022! This "exemption" puts fire to the powders in a very scrupulous country of health rules. The player, not vaccinated against COVID-19, is blocked upon arrival in Australia on January 5th, and placed a first time in administrative detention. The Serbian, who contracted CVIV-19 in December, therefore hoped for an exemption to enter the country, but the authorities did not accept this explanation. The Australian government then had a humiliating reverse on January 10, when a judge blocked the expulsion of the player, restored his visa and ordered his immediate release. Before a new action on January 14: the Minister of Australian Immigration once again canceled his visa, arguing that the player, non-vaccinated, represented "a risk to the health and safety of the Australian population , part of the Australian population and (...) one or more people ". While waiting for the hearing on this Sunday, Novak Djokovic was returned to the Park Hotel, The Confort Confort Center where he had already spent several days last week.

Double catastrophe for Djokovic? .
© Provided by Sports.co.uk Novak Djokovic (9) The situation does not arrange for Novak Djokovic. Expelled from Australia this Sunday after more than ten days of legal battle, marked by two retention and some training sessions, the world number had to make a cross on the Australian Open, which started on Monday . Consequence of the final decision of the Australian justice to cancel its visa a second time due to lack of vaccination and medical exemption deemed valid.

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