Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has been deported by Australia after a controversial legal battle. Djokovic was escorted by the Australian Federal Police to the Melbourne airport and left the country on Sunday.
Djokovic issued a statement saying, “I am extremely disappointed with the Court ruling to dismiss my application for judicial review of the Minister’s decision to cancel my visa, which means I cannot stay in Australia and participate in the Australian Open. I respect the Court’s ruling and I will cooperate with the relevant authorities in relation to my departure from the country.”
Djokovic arrived in Australia on January 6th and promptly had his visa revoked by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke on the grounds that Djokovic is not vaccinated.
Hawke issued a statement following the decision to deport Djokovic saying “Australia’s strong border protection policies have kept us safe during the pandemic, resulting in one of the lowest death rates, strongest economic recoveries, and highest vaccination rates in the world.”
Djokovic’s hopes of winning his 21st grand-slam title are now completely dashed and the whole world is now scrutinizing Australia.
Australia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been completely over the top, and it is long past time other free nations stand up and condemn their freedom-destroying policies.
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