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Australian Open under pressure over 'optional' COVID tests

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Total Hypocrisy! Deport Jokovic who didn't have Covid but allow players to play who have it because they are vaccinated?? I thought they were trying to stop the spread? Seems more about spite than common sense!

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The entire event has descended into farce. Need to move it out of Australia. When a politician can stop players competing based on how he or she feels about some particular player, we have a problem. Not only in regard to sport but in regard to the country.

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Er... @Sanjinosebleed, he was deported because he lied about his whereabouts on the 14 days leading up to entering Australia. His medical exemption would have almost certainly stood up. Read the news properly mate.

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Er... @Sanjinosebleed, he was deported because he lied about his whereabouts on the 14 days

Nonsense. According to the state itself, his visa was revoked because one sad little politician wanting his name in the newspaper deemed Djokovic a threat to the safety of the Australia public, a law enacted to allow for the deportation of ISIS and Al Qaida recruiters and fundraisers.

It's true his manager did tick the wrong box on the entry form. I did the same thing coming into Japan once. The customs agent merely said, "You mean *** don't you"? I ticked the right box and went about my business. That's obviously why the state didn't use that as a reason for the visa being revoked.

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theResidentToday  08:10 am JST

Er... @Sanjinosebleed, he was deported because he lied about his whereabouts on the 14 days leading up to entering Australia. His medical exemption would have almost certainly stood up. Read the news properly mate.

Nope. He was deported because the government didn't want him to be seen as a lightning rod for people who oppose vaccine mandates. Alex Hawke even admitted this.

As such, the government turn the event into a farce by banning the top player over what amounts to hurt feelings.

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So after all that drama it’s vaccinated players who are spreading COVID?

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I thought she's a movie star.

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@Blacklabel: That's not what the article says. That's the view of one player. It's very similar to your statements on anything Covid or Vaccine related. Pure (mostly incorrect) speculation.

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