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How arrogant to think he could tefuse to say if he was jabbed or not, I am glad they have blocked him.


Tennis star Novak Djokovic has had his visa to enter Australia dramatically revoked on his arrival in Melbourne.
The world number one was held in the city's airport for several hours before border officials announced he had not met entry rules and would be deported.
Djokovic was then taken to a government detention hotel. His lawyers have launched an urgent appeal in court.
It follows a massive backlash over a vaccine exemption Djokovic said he got to play in the Australian Open.
The Serbian player has not spoken about his vaccination status, but last year he said he was "opposed to vaccination".
Tennis Australia said his medical exemption had been granted by two independent medical panels, but border officials said he had "failed to provide appropriate evidence" for entry after arriving on Wednesday from Dubai.
"Non-citizens who do not hold a valid visa on entry or who have had their visa cancelled will be detained and removed from Australia," the Australian Border Force (ABF) said in a statement.

Full article on BBC site.
 

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I wonder what his "medical exemptions" are?
I'm gonna guess....being upset and a bad leg.
 

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Some sports people say that they worry that a vaccination might impair their performance. I don't buy that. Surely the same could be said of Covid and the lasting impact of Long Covid.
Further, if all sports people have the jab then it's a level playing field again. Life's lottery decides if our mind and body is capable of great sporting achievement. If the vaccination dents that ability then that's life's lottery again. Unless you are happy for the bodies to pile up to improve your performance.
I hope the Australians kick him out.
 

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People like him at the top level in their sport who many aspiring young tennis players look up to should be setting an example. They should definitely not be crying off a little prick in the arm that may make you feel a little bit off colour for a day or two that millions of people in the world have had because we want to do our bit in the fight against covid.

Good on the Ozzies for taking a stand.
 

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When I first heard rumblings of this yesterday with some people moaning online that he was being allowed to play unvaccinated I pretty much ignored it.

But I'll freely admit I'm loving the soap opera and the news push notifications with updates now 😂
 

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First time ever that I’ve been interested in a Tennis tournament 😂
 

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Love how it's everyone's decision to get the vaccine or not but and then it becomes increasingly difficult to do get on with life without it. Can't take your kids to the cinema without it, can't go on holiday without it, can't even go to the effing pub without it.
 

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If you live on an island, by yourself, you can do anything you want.
We live amongst others and have to cooperate and have an agreed-upon set of rules that promote overall survival. There is no way around that.
If you choose not to abide by the rules, you get penalized and probably complain [edited] that your freedoms are being taken away. It's the same with criminals: stealing, arguably, benefits the stealers but they are stepping on the toes of those who don't want to be stolen from and, again, there's a penalty for that.
It's also no different than obeying traffic laws. Inconvenient? Sure, but traffic laws do more good than not.
 
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Reminds me of the other end of the scale when we first had travel bans/quarantine into the UK...except for football managers..because they were "important "...important my ar5e!
 

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Our culture here shelters the potentially great athletes from an early age which means: as soon as they exhibit superior athletic ability in a sport. That could be as young as thirteen years old.
They get catered to and treated better than an ordinary person and they get away with all but the worst behavior. And they dodge that too, sometimes, if it can be effectively covered up by the system.
So when a superstar is denied something, it blows his or her mind.
 

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If you live on an island, by yourself, you can do anything you want.
We live amongst others and have to cooperate and have an agreed-upon set of rules that promote overall survival. There is no way around that.
If you choose not to abide by the rules, you get penalized and probably cry that your freedoms are being taken away. It's the same with criminals: stealing, arguably, benefits the stealers but they are stepping on the toes of those who don't want to be stolen from and, again, there's a penalty for that.
It's also no different than obeying traffic laws. Inconvenient? Sure, but traffic laws do more good than not.
It isn't the law to get it. Its a personal decision. It also doesn't stop you from getting it and potentially passing it on.

But for those people that decide not to get it, for whatever reason (that they are entitled to), things become increasingly awkward. My mate was basically told if he didn't get it, he'd lose his job. And the fallout from that could be disastrous. Never mind ethical or religious beliefs, if you don't get it, you're sacked! That's not on, IMO.
 

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It isn't the law to get it. Its a personal decision. It also doesn't stop you from getting it and potentially passing it on.
I see your point. Here, it's not the law to get a shot either but the penalties occur nonetheless. The science and statistics of vaccinations might be better addressed by someone else.
There are gray areas on every subject, every aspect of life, and it's far from perfect in that there isn't a 100% solution. Being that life on this planet is one, big gray area, there are points "for" and "against" with all situations. Ultimately, we are stuck with the "winner": a scenario that might only have 51 positives "for" and 49 "against."
It's my basic point again that compromises occur because there are others in our vicinity.
 

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I may have this wrong but think he said he has already had Covid.
Still doesn't cover the criteria to get in...vaccinated or medical exempt. Having had covid isn't a medical exemption. He's probably had chicken pox,athletes foot and bad breath as well.
 

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Our culture here shelters the potentially great athletes from an early age which means: as soon as they exhibit superior athletic ability in a sport. That could be as young as thirteen years old.
They get catered to and treated better than an ordinary person and they get away with all but the worst behavior. And they dodge that too, sometimes, if it can be effectively covered up by the system.
So when a superstar is denied something, it blows his or her mind.
Spoilt brats...a good punch in the face would sort that out...or a kick in the knackers.
 

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Spoilt brats...a good punch in the face would sort that out...or a kick in the knackers.
Funny.
They do get turned into divas. Our system cripples the young man's ability to grow into an adult that can function in society. They never hear the word "no" and they don't live in reality. That's not the only outcome but too many turn out that way.
 

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