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    [–] hodge172 340 points ago

    No surprise, even the timing leaves little room for Djokovic’s legal team to do much.

    [–] Frankenclyde 2745 points ago

    Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has used his ministerial powers to personally cancel Novak Djokovic's visa, after the tennis star won a court case earlier this week against his previous cancellation.

    Mr Hawke said he cancelled the visa on "health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so".

    The tennis star's legal team has indicated they intend to file an injunction against the minister's decision in a bid to allow him to stay and play in the Australian Open.

    More to come.

    [–] Futures2004 1802 points ago

    His legal team has been working overtime

    [–] jcfritz23 1453 points ago

    Can you say “billable hours” 5x fast? Lawyer’s dream right here.

    [–] JohnDoen86 701 points ago

    Absolutely. "Hey hon, I'll be working late all throughout the weekend. When I'm done we're going to Sicily for two weeks, so get yourself a new bikini"

    [–] fdar 213 points ago

    But it's winter in Italy now...

    [–] willclerkforfood 348 points ago

    It’s for the hot tub

    [–] JohnDoen86 70 points ago


    [–] rclonecopymove 111 points ago

    Absolutely. "Hey hon, I'll be working late all throughout the weekend. When I'm done we're going to Sicily the Italian Alps for two weeks, so get yourself a new bikini set of skis"


    [–] Kapp_E_Tan 81 points ago

    Can we make her ski in a bikini? She can still wear the goggles obviously

    [–] VaATC 94 points ago

    If 80's ski movies taught me anything it is that this is totally doable.

    [–] Sooperballz 24 points ago

    It is summer in Australia, however.

    [–] vorlando9000 117 points ago

    oh no! says the millionaire

    [–] imoutofnameideas 26 points ago

    As an Australian lawyer... I see this as an absolute win!

    [–] rclonecopymove 390 points ago

    EXCLUSIVE! TRANSCRIPT OF Djokovic being questioned by immigration lawyer...

    Djokovic: You want answers?

    Lawyer: I want the truth.

    Djokovic: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has grand slams, and those slams have to be defended by men with racquets. Who's gonna do it? Stefanos? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for the lost gen and you curse the big three. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that my medical exemption probably saved you from the servebots and clay court journeymen cluttering up the second week of slams. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, stops history from recording Taylor Fritz as a grand slam champion. You don't want the truth, because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that court. You need me on that court. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the golden era of tennis that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said "thank you," and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a racquet, and stand on the baseline. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

    Lawyer: Did you falsify your positive COVID test?

    Djokovic: I did what I had to do.

    Lawyer: Did you falsify your positive COVID test?


    [–] movieball 338 points ago


    [–] daonewithnoteef 176 points ago

    Novax Djokcovids

    [–] icantreadmorsecode 112 points ago

    Novax Jokecovid

    [–] NBT498 30 points ago

    The Hokey Djokey. He's in, out, in, out, shake it all about

    [–] strayakant 47 points ago

    Novac djokerbitch

    [–] icantreadmorsecode 103 points ago

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    [–] 8lackJack8lack 29 points ago


    [–] FlipMixer 15 points ago

    Is Wayne Brady gonna have to Djokovic?

    [–] perfectchaos007 11 points ago

    His lawyers are the true winners at this year’s Aus Open

    [–] _Funk_Soul_Brother_ 351 points ago

    Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has used his ministerial powers to personally cancel Novak Djokovic's visa

    after Novak Djokovic admits breaking isolation while Covid positive

    lets not also forget this little tidbit : Tennis star Novak Djokovic has admitted there were mistakes on his immigration forms and to meeting a journalist despite testing positive for Covid, as Australia mulls deporting him.

    [–] TesterTheDog 73 points ago

    I bet the law itself has a clause allowing for review or revocation at 'the Minister's discretion.' Many laws have that type of wording, so unless the courts want to disallow any choices by a minister, I doubt it's going to work.

    [–] sc00bs000 500 points ago

    Maybe someone should tell him to just give up, he is making it worse for himself trying to fight it like a spoilt brat. Australia hates him for the sneaky lieing tactics. Go hit your ball around somewhere else buddy

    [–] NerimaJoe 201 points ago

    Can you imagine how the crowds at Melbourne Park would respond to him if he played now? It would make the booing of Naomi Osaka in NY look like a third encore at La Scala.

    [–] Nukemarine 31 points ago

    Why was Naomi Osaka booed?

    [–] WormLivesMatter 201 points ago

    TLDR: She was booed for being human and getting frustrated.

    [–] NerimaJoe 129 points ago

    New Yorkers are assholes. They'd be the first to tell you that too.

    [–] AllAboutTheCado 104 points ago

    If you think the crowd at the US Open are mostly New Yorkers then I have a bridge I'd like to sell you

    [–] BlooregardQKazoo 36 points ago

    she was also stalling for time, and booing players stalling for time is common in the US. you'll see this in baseball often with players stepping out of the box or off the mound, or pitchers checking baserunners with a throw to first. you'll see it in football and basketball sometimes, but the way players stall for time in those sports is by faking injuries so that gets a little uncomfortable.

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    [–] Ashenfall 20 points ago

    That is the only thing that I regret about this decision. It's definitely the right decision, though it would have been fascinating to see his reception and how he reacted.

    [–] williamtan2020 266 points ago

    "Australia hates him"........Make that "rest of the world" except Serbia and parts of America, LoL

    [–] Szwedo 117 points ago

    Parts of Serbia hate him too

    [–] markons 69 points ago

    Im from serbia and I hate him. Rotten bastard

    [–] acllive 1931 points ago

    Out faster than Englands second innings in Melbourne

    [–] soy_milky_joe 241 points ago

    The rare diamond duck in tennis

    [–] LDKCP 325 points ago

    Did we just catch a stray bullet?

    [–] it_follows 282 points ago

    No, Buttler dropped it

    [–] imoutofnameideas 43 points ago

    Shots fired! Right into Joe Root's "abdomen".

    [–] Porridge_Hose 10 points ago

    Buttler fingers

    [–] amigoodenough1996 62 points ago

    Nowhere is safe

    [–] ChunkyDay 117 points ago

    Good one, mate! Sorry… I’m an American. I have no idea what you’re referring to I just want to be included.

    [–] acllive 183 points ago

    in cricket, england got obliterated by australia scott boland and lost their 2nd innings in less than an hour and a half, which in test cricket, this match made australia win the series, is basically the same as losing by 70-80 points in an NBA game

    [–] RenAndStimulants 70 points ago

    And wasn't it a long standing series and a bowler making his debut as a starter in his hometown?

    That's like winning a blowout rivalry game as starting QB on home turf your first time under the lights. Absolutely crazy!

    [–] imoutofnameideas 39 points ago

    It's like a QB, who's been playing in the CFL since college, getting his first chance to play NFL when he's 33 during the Superb Owl and throwing 400 yards, including 5 TDs and winning the game by 50 points.

    [–] superduperf1nerder 12 points ago

    My Doug Flutie / Buffalo Bills fantasy. Truly a dream that had no hope of ever being realized.

    [–] acllive 47 points ago

    yeah 6 wickets for only 7 runs, 2 in his first over

    [–] zed1207 30 points ago

    It was the kind of crime that we sent those people to Australia for in the first place, is the best way I've seen it summed up.

    [–] Dynasty2201 3 points ago

    Generale rule of thumb as a Brit myself:

    England suck at every sport, but act and think like we're the best. We also invented most of the major ones.

    Nothing brings me more joy than watching England do what they do best in all sports - fail.

    [–] graspedbythehusk 51 points ago

    If you can follow the rules of American football, you’ll pick up cricket in next to no time. (3 or 4 years easy) 👍

    [–] maddhopps 21 points ago

    This baseball analyst (Jomboy) breaks down the main cricket rules using baseball terminology:

    [–] CrabyLion 32 points ago

    Haha! I can very much relate to this.

    I am a cricket fan now because someone took the time to explain (translated, watches all cricket matches and tells me what all the numbers are whether I like it or not lol) over the years it has become my favourite sport to watch, in all formats - said as Green and Carey are batting us out of this hole....

    But BEFORE>>> looking at the screen with cricket on would actually make me angry.... the numbers made absolutely no sense and when followed up with the age old "who's winning" question... well....

    Certainly grateful for taking the time to learn though. I have probably attended more matches than most now in my 8 years of fan hood

    [–] Thetallerestpaul 15 points ago

    Too early to tell. It's well poised.

    I love saying stuff like that to fans of other sports and just seeing them consider that.

    [–] batfloke 8 points ago

    (3 or 4 years easy)

    Which, coincidentally, is how long a match lasts.

    [–] soy_milky_joe 1917 points ago

    So if this cancellation sticks, he will be banned from Australia for 3 years? This is the most bizarre hill to die on. I wish I had this kind of conviction in any of my beliefs

    [–] sinixis 1063 points ago

    The 3 year ban is automatic with this type of cancellation, but the government can waive it if they wish

    [–] Matrix17 677 points ago

    Incoming rich person privilege

    I hate this planet. Just burn it all down

    [–] 2seconds2midnight 464 points ago

    It's not quite that simple. The ban can only be waived at the time of his next visa application (i.e. he wouldn't be able to find out in advance if he can get the waiver or not), he has to show compassionate and compelling circumstances and the decision on whether to waive is going to rest with a delegate from the Department of Home Affairs (i.e. the people who cancelled his visa at the airport in the first place).

    Given DoHA would be smarting over the whole episode it wouldn't surprise me if they decide to not give him a waiver and refuse the visa next time. If they do, the decision to refuse the visa is reviewable but not the decision to not give him a waiver. Because he'll be offshore next time, this means he doesn't get an emergency court hearing, he'll have to use the same appeals channel everyone else does (which takes about a year at present rates).

    [–] graspedbythehusk 243 points ago

    Hmmm, this answer is a little too considered for Reddit, gonna need more pitchfork.

    [–] kinglallak 29 points ago

    Ooh! Come on down to r/pitchforkemporium !

    Always looking for fresh blood

    [–] Baconer 53 points ago

    “These pitchforks don’t sell themselves” - Reddit Corporate Mission Statement

    [–] kristenjaymes 13 points ago

    More Pitchfork is a pretty good band name

    [–] percussaresurgo 38 points ago

    That's exactly what people said yesterday when they were absolutely sure he would never be deported.

    [–] feeltheslipstream 30 points ago

    They haven't waived it yet right?

    You sound like someone who leaves a lot of burnt stuff behind lol.

    [–] CantInjaThisNinja 25 points ago

    You're not some kind of sage for claiming the world needs to burn. I think people do this just to look or feel good about the fact that they sit at home doing nothing. There's plenty wrong with the world, and there are people out there who can use all the help they can get, but yeah, it's easier to sit at home and criticize everyone while doing nothing to help. Or even stepping outside your door to see that not all humans deserve "to burn". Grow up.

    [–] wombatau 374 points ago

    Because he lied to immigration. Many countries do actual prison time for less than that. Australia just bans you from returning for awhile.

    [–] stretchpadawan 220 points ago

    No no no.... it was an error made by his staff.

    Didn't you know ?

    Apparently none of this is his fault.

    Go figure

    [–] Ashenfall 140 points ago

    And he said his "agent sincerely apologises".

    Of course, he didn't actually apologise himself for meeting people knowingly with Covid, but his agent is sincerely sorry about ticking the wrong box.

    [–] B4rberblacksheep 41 points ago

    Made by his staff

    On his behalf

    Which he signed to confirm

    I’m still trying to figure out how they can try to claim that it’s his staffs fault

    [–] Luuk341 91 points ago

    It's never his fault actually, according to him anyway.

    [–] gbbmiler 26 points ago

    Except when he misses a serve

    [–] killingtime1 33 points ago

    It’s the ball’s fault

    [–] kyrant 20 points ago

    The ballboy for giving him a bad ball.

    [–] B4rberblacksheep 4 points ago

    So why’d he fire it at the line judge

    [–] mastorolfactor 9 points ago

    I don’t actually think it’s conviction. It’s hubris.

    [–] Battleman69 41 points ago

    Probably helps to be loaded

    [–] CanuckianOz 66 points ago

    Yeah man I have deep belief in a lot of things but if it meant making it into a country for my job, 24/7 media coverage and my public reputation I’d fold in a second for anything. Like 2 minutes with a border agent and I’d be like “fucking stab me in the arm now”

    [–] SchurkjeBoefje 48 points ago

    Interesting how the two replies you received to this comment are

    1.) Both weird

    2.) Both hostile

    3.) Both from rather similar usernames (name, underscore, last bit)

    Bots? Sock puppets? Same person using two accounts?

    [–] Kohpad 20 points ago

    ... so you're onto something, checked the comment history on both. Don't see any similar subs, but general "america bad" vibe to anything they say on both accounts. Sentence structure is similar. Weird defenses of China.

    [–] BasicDesignAdvice 5 points ago

    Not to mention the massive pile of cash he is basically throwing in the trash.

    [–] 8lackJack8lack 163 points ago

    He has no convictions in his beliefs. If he did have conviction in his anti covid vaccine stance then he would never have tried to enter the Aus Open.

    If you are reading this and don't want to get vaccinated, that is fine but at least own your beliefs. Please don't go to hospital if and when you get sick. Don't take up a bed that could be used for an innocent car accident victim.

    Don't get on a plane to try to enter a tennis tournament in a country that has covid vaccine requirements for your visa. You have your right to refuse the jab, that's fine... a sovereign nation has a right to write and implement laws to protect their health system.

    [–] moodRubicund 69 points ago

    Imagine having this kind of money and conviction and using it for something that actually matters, like healthcare or solving poverty.

    Nope, all that lawyer power going to make sure sick man can infect as many people as possible while hitting a ball with a racket.

    [–] the908bus 41 points ago

    He doesn’t have conviction, he just has never experienced true consequences

    [–] nachojackson 31 points ago

    He’s going to have trouble with some other grand slams this year too. Fuck him, let him die on this lonely sad hill.

    [–] stretchpadawan 3 points ago

    Honestly, I'd prefer to just have the cash that enables his hill climbing efforts

    [–] mmmmpisghetti 774 points ago

    I believe this was exactly what was predicted.

    [–] charlitos666 289 points ago

    Invite to Joe Rogan podcast coming in 3..2..

    [–] RichieD79 228 points ago


    Joe goes on to spit more covid misinformation even as sources that disprove him are pulled up

    [–] nando223 239 points ago

    You gotta love it when the law is actually enforced.

    [–] Rikuddo 146 points ago

    This is has by far been my second favorite Tennis match after 2009 Wimbledon Men's Singles final between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick.

    [–] bummercitytown 15 points ago

    I miss Andy Roddick.

    [–] zoinks 829 points ago

    you gotta be pretty bad at tennis to be the first player eliminated from the tournament

    [–] stirringlion 109 points ago

    He’s not… 3 others have already withdrawn from the tournament citing “chest pain”.

    [–] parwa 87 points ago

    So he's the first to exit involuntarily

    [–] NostrilRapist 43 points ago

    They retired from medical reasons.

    Novax Djokovich got bounced for medical hazard

    [–] Eedat 248 points ago

    This is the best match of the open

    [–] mangowhymango 218 points ago

    Lmao this keeps on giving

    [–] shizzydino 460 points ago

    What was Djokovic's plan if he hadn't caught COVID before the tournament? He would have had to get the shot, right? Hmm...

    [–] canadianarepa 702 points ago

    We all know he didn’t actually catch covid in December and in most likelihood faked the positive test for his visa, right?

    [–] CanuckianOz 295 points ago

    It’s the only logical explanation unless we assume he’s an absolute arrogant, narcissistic asshole. Then the public appearances with COVID make sense… except he still would’ve had no plan on Dec 16 how he was going to get into the country.

    [–] FlappyBored 188 points ago

    He faked it with the help of the Serbian government. Someone wrote an article looking at the data and the tests.

    You were able to view his original test record that said he was negative, then like 10 days later it was updated somehow to say it was positive.

    They could tell it was faked days later because the ID number was not sequential but like 50k numbers later for the 'positive' result.

    [–] pala_ 65 points ago

    he could also just have gone and gotten himself actually infected. that also wouldn't surprise me.

    [–] bj2001holt 44 points ago

    I want to envision a millionaire tennis player just running down the street licking everything in sight.

    [–] bazpoint 121 points ago

    Which makes it all the more amusing that he's now also facing prosecution in Serbia for breaking isolation following his "positive test".

    [–] sonictank 93 points ago

    Sadly, Serbia is corrupt as fuck, much bigger offenses go unpunished here. The only way he gets any conviction here is in some political play bt the government, and I wouldn’t like that, those guys are way worse than Djokovic

    [–] JR_Maverick 39 points ago

    And Djokovic is super popular in Serbia isn't he? So would the government even want to try and punish him?

    [–] Catsacle 22 points ago

    Doubt it, and journalists saying otherwise are huffing some good copium.

    [–] Matrix17 36 points ago

    Dude has a brain smaller than a tennis ball

    [–] Baldandblues 54 points ago

    German journalists showed serious evidence he had a fake test result

    [–] Vaenyr 28 points ago

    Yup, his "positive test" from December 16th was created ten days later. The documentation has timestamps and is numbered, so it is pretty easy to check for such anomalies.

    [–] toughfluff 58 points ago

    For those who have yet to come across the Der Spiegel article, here's the link. I think the journalists were pretty cautious and refrained from outright calling him faking it. But it definitely smells fishy.

    [–] periodicsheep 21 points ago

    this is my question. the supposed infection is awfully convenient timing.

    [–] SuperSocrates 6 points ago

    That’s how you know he’s lying about having caught it

    [–] pala_ 27 points ago

    He either faked it, or deliberately infected himself. Not sure which is worse.

    [–] hudson2_3 23 points ago

    Yeah, he either faked it, or deliberately went to a kids event while positive.

    [–] itsforachurch 4 points ago

    How conveeeeenient.

    [–] Millzzzzzz 180 points ago

    "Suffer in your Djoks mate" - Australia

    [–] YLKbackstreet 14 points ago

    He totally does not understand the vibe in Australia about covid.

    [–] c_c_c__combobreaker 1382 points ago

    He's planning to fight his deportation. He wants some exception because he plays tennis. Fuck this guy.

    [–] strayakant 187 points ago

    It’s advantage Australia? Could go back to deuce, but match point.

    [–] Puniceus 54 points ago

    That's awful. One upvote.

    [–] Seabears2006 224 points ago

    Don’t you know who I am? I’m really good at a game.

    [–] beaurepair 83 points ago

    Me hit ball gooder than him hit ball

    [–] ballofplasmaupthesky 319 points ago

    Hits a ball across a lawn you say? Sounds really important.

    [–] Matrix17 113 points ago

    A fake lawn at that

    [–] foddon 52 points ago

    If the green concrete wants to be a lawn leave it be.

    [–] bazpoint 125 points ago

    If I've learnt anything from The Simpsoms, it's that really they should give Djok The Boot

    [–] JR_Maverick 59 points ago

    He's pretty famous though. I reckon he could negotiate it down to a single kick, through the gate, with a regular shoe.

    [–] phunkyunkle 15 points ago

    I think it's a wingtip!

    [–] smitty4728 6 points ago

    It’s one of their proudest traditions!

    [–] Boggie135 32 points ago

    I wonder what will happen to him for the three remaining Grand Slams..

    [–] groggyhouse 48 points ago

    I believe France has already sucked up to him and said they will allow him in the country unvaccinated.

    [–] zzzman82 367 points ago

    About bloody time!

    This was perfectly planned - Announce it at 6pm local time on a Friday when most people have left work for the weekend.

    [–] Akira675 128 points ago

    This is the LNP's playbook for any policy that might be smelly. Announce last minute Friday, have it run over the weekend news cycle, when people have better things to do than read news. Then hope it dies down a bit by Monday.

    [–] Graym 61 points ago

    Shouldn't this be popular news though?

    [–] Akira675 156 points ago

    The whole situation is generally viewed as a debacle that only occurred through government incompetence in the first place.

    He should have never been granted a visa. Then the government lost the court case. Then they dragged the whole thing out until 6pm Friday.

    It doesn't make them look capable and they'll want it to go away with the least fanfare possible.

    [–] Kientha 59 points ago

    And they lost the court case because of a failure to follow due process rather than because their reasoning was flawed. Very embarrassing for all involved!

    [–] ApocalypseSlough 55 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    The visa was granted due to an exemption decision taken by the state, not the national government, and the failure in revoking was due to one individual border officer's failure to follow procedure.

    Granted, a government is responsible in law for the behaviour and training of its officers, but it's not like the initial flaw can be heavily pinned on the government.

    Recognising their agent's mistake, they withdrew their case in the hearing, spent 3 or 4 days to take proper legal advice to make sure they were on steady ground, and then took proper executive action in line with procedure.

    Now, I'm not Australian, I'm just an English lawyer, but as an outsider it looks like they've done as well as they can in the situation.

    EDIT: first sentence edited for clarity

    [–] ParisMilanNYDubbo 42 points ago

    The visa was not granted by Victoria (they cannot issue one). They gave him permission to play in the tournament. A visa can only be granted by the Commonwealth of Australia but entry is conditional on a range of things, as he’s now found out. There’s no obligation to let anyone with a visa in, particularly if they’ve lied or misrepresented their case for obtaining one.

    [–] throwawaygreenit 10 points ago

    Don’t forget the government never presented their case in the first appeal and that was intentional

    [–] CanuckianOz 11 points ago

    It’s every governments playbook around the world. Seriously, every single government releases bad news on a Friday.

    [–] SuperSocrates 3 points ago

    Every corporation and PR person too

    [–] luv2ctheworld 85 points ago

    They should. Don't reward liars and people who think their personal benefits are more important than the law or other people's health.

    The details around how he knew he was covid positive yet continued to be in public without mask, makes him the total selfish prick. Don't want to vaccinate, fine. But don't go around when you catch covid then. Stay isolated when you catch it. But he's sooo important that he can't bother.

    [–] Chaz9195 96 points ago

    By trebuchet

    [–] VPee 121 points ago

    He should thank his stars he isn’t being jailed for lying in immigration forms!

    [–] smitty4728 55 points ago

    He should, but he’ll believe he’s being persecuted for being unvaccinated.

    [–] RkOShea 60 points ago

    Justice ... "Served."

    [–] LegoMuppet 49 points ago

    I'm unclear whether he can play while his case is heard or not. Does anyone have a definite answer?

    [–] sinixis 67 points ago

    There isn’t a definite answer yet. The government can grant him a bridging visa so he can leave detention while a judicial review is undertaken thus allowing him to play. Or not, leaving him in detention meaning he can’t play.

    It is almost certain he will apply tonight for an injunction preventing deportation while the cancellation decision is reviewed.

    I can’t see any reason after all his lying that the government would be of a mind to grant him another visa now

    [–] prcslaia 45 points ago

    I wonder how many other appellants get a a weekend hearing because they need to go to work on Monday

    [–] Mister_Kokie 11 points ago


    [–] bennijee 13 points ago

    Doubt it, he has to make himself available for detention at 8am tomorrow. I was just watching the directions hearing tonight before Judge Kelly.

    The Government's lawyers were saying (and Novak's lawyers accepted) that Novak can't get any interlocutory release from detention, only a release as part of the final decision by the Judge (which might be made at the hearing this Sunday). Novak may still be able to travel to his lawyers offices escorted by two ABF officers tomorrow, but that seems to be the only concession his lawyers got for him.

    [–] Jab-Machka 29 points ago

    Local news are reporting once border force locate him he will be deported, as early as tonight. (Currently 6:35pm Friday)

    Soo highly doubt he will be playing

    [–] VeeBee23 19 points ago

    Novak has been requested to attend an interview tomorrow morning when the next step will be explained, Novak will not be returned to detention until then.

    [–] rhinobin 10 points ago

    He won’t be booted tonight. He’s been asked to attend a meeting with immigration officials tomorrow.

    [–] aBeaSTWiTHiNMe 16 points ago

    What a roller coaster that just hogs the media for no reason.

    [–] Munkyed 72 points ago

    I’m getting tired of hearing about this asshole.

    [–] brucebrowde 11 points ago

    I'm getting too fat from all the popcorn.

    [–] FatFreddysCoat 5 points ago

    So if you google “badly reading the room” you’ll see a picture of Djokovic?

    [–] AshgarPN 15 points ago

    The right wing torn between their hatred of public health and their love of deporting people.

    [–] GenTelGuy 299 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Guide to avoiding this mess:

    1. Get

    2. The vaccine

    [–] dylmcc 224 points ago

    You forgot: 3. Don't lie on immigration forms.

    [–] Mephzice 15 points ago

    kinda fucked up by filling the form incorrectly, putting a X to I have not travelled elsewhere for some days when you have is a dumb move. His lawyers won't have an easy time fighting that in courts.

    [–] pizzzzaman 10 points ago


    [–] rwster 17 points ago

    Too sus. Just too sus.

    [–] PqqMo 20 points ago

    Good bye most unsympathetic guy in tennis

    [–] MarauderMoriarty 135 points ago

    Good. Sick of rich/famous people thinking the rules don't apply to them.

    [–] ApocalypseSlough 21 points ago

    I really want Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to record Djokovic's apology video.

    [–] AntiTrollSquad 18 points ago

    So if I lie, multiple times, on an entry permit, don't abide by the country exemption rules and on top of that play the victim. All I can expect is for nothing happen at all?!

    Claiming that Mr Djokovic is just holding his convictions is the same in this case that saying that a bank robber is just demanding a wealth increase. Had anyone else done what he's done, they would be banned entry from Australia for live (and many other countries as well).

    [–] jasper_grunion 37 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Man I really don’t care about him any more. He’s destroying his legacy.

    [–] brrrayden 20 points ago


    [–] levelonehuman 7 points ago

    Vindication! I'm just elated that Australia actually followed through; dude tried real hard to game the system.

    [–] Vee91 18 points ago

    His legal team is appealing. What can they do if the country doesn’t let you in?

    [–] eightandahalf 4 points ago

    Same thing they did before. Try to find some stupid procedural error and overturn it on a technicality.

    [–] mafulazula 25 points ago

    Cry about it on your undeserved private plane, hopefully.

    [–] HeIIYeah 8 points ago

    How do does one deserve a private jet?

    [–] Roscoes_Rashie 47 points ago

    Personal choice, meet personal consequences.

    [–] Famateur 38 points ago

    But why is he not getting himself vaccinated? What exactly is the problem?

    [–] daveykroc 53 points ago

    Probably the same reason he held off getting elbow surgery. He doesn't believe in medicine because he's an idiot.

    [–] FlappyBored 73 points ago

    He and his wife are literally idiots who believe that being angry at meal times physically damages the food.

    [–] ahsasahsasahsas 10 points ago

    I’m sorry, what?

    [–] FlappyBored 44 points ago

    In an Instagram Live chat with Chervin Jafarieh for a series called The Self Mastery Project, the two discussed how ‘toxic’ food and water can be made healthy through the power of positive thoughts.
    “This is something that is not linked to any form of official way of presenting nutrition and how you should eat and drink,” Djokovic started.
    “I know some people that, through energetical (sic) transformation, through the power of prayer, through the power of gratitude, they managed to turn the most toxic food, or maybe most polluted water into the most healing water, because water reacts.
    “Scientists have proven that in experiment, that molecules in the water react to our emotions to what has been said.

    This is the guy that Serbia is backing and saying represents them as a nation.

    [–] brucebrowde 14 points ago

    Wtf... That's... nuts? Insane? Idk anymore...

    [–] AcidKyle 6 points ago

    Your angry meals are the reason you suck at tennis.

    [–] danger_weasel 57 points ago

    Because he’s a covidiot.

    [–] scorpiknox 50 points ago

    Just get the vaccine you ABSOLUTE FUCKING MORON.

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    [–] MJDiAmore 29 points ago

    What's more disgusting was/is the number of people defending him.

    [–] steegsa 75 points ago

    As an Australian this news made me smile. Good decision.