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    Quote Originally Posted by alexdown:
    Still, Australia's customs behaviour is shameful. Why all this parade? Just don't give him a visa in the first place.
    It's pure politics. Covid is running rampant in Australia at the moment and the people are fed up with the government. By denying Djokovic entry the federal government is hoping to shift some of the anger towards the Victorian state government which invited him to come in the first place. It may also help shift attention away from the actual Covid situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage:
    All this drama for a virus that’s less harmful than the flu and freely circulating in Oz.

    Mind numblingly petty.
    While the health system hasn't completely collapsed yet, it is certainly not in good shape:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ck-elderly-dad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage:
    All this drama for a virus that’s less harmful than the flu and freely circulating in Oz.

    Mind numblingly petty.
    The drama really is of Djokovic's own making. For the last 3-6 months, he has constantly refused to say whether he is vaccinated and would be attending the Australian Open or not (double vaccination is a requirement for both entering Australia as well as for all spectators, officals and players at the AO).

    Most other players have been in Aus for weeks, competing in lead up events etc. Dickhead Djokovic pulled out of them all, even his own Serbian teammates didnt know if he would be playing for Serbia or not last week in the ATP tournament in Sydney. In the end, he was a no show.

    Now very last minute he announces on twitter he's coming to Melbourne with an exemption and he is literally at the airport when posting.

    One thing Australian's are really pissed off about, if he really values his medical privacy, then why did he say at all he has an exemption? There is no requirement to say this. He could have just said "Im coming to Aus!" and left it at that. To give out that he has an exemption, but then not state what the exemption is, this kind of "selective privacy" is just bullshit and taunting and Australians can see right through it and wont take it. We dont care he's the number one tennis player in the world, if you have been granted a genuine medical exemption to come to Australia, then show a bit of grace and thanks, be a bit humble about it.

    Remember this is the same anti-vaxxer dickhead that organised tennis tournaments and parties that became superspreader events during 2020 when the world was locked down. This guy has always been an arsehole even way before COVID. So yeah maybe there is a screw up or you can call government incompetent or whatever, but this is normal and governments all over the world are incompetent. You see families and regular people getting screwed like this every day, its so nice to see it happen to the worlds biggest dickhead who thinks just because he's a good tennis player he can do what it wants.

    The only thing I am a bit dissapointed about now, I was looking forward to watching him get booed and heckled by Australians for his entire trip down under. Watching the loud boos in the stadium, the umpire trying to calm the crowd down before every ball he serves. That would have been epic to see. Never mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    The drama really is of Djokovic's own making. For the last 3-6 months, he has constantly refused to say whether he is vaccinated and would be attending the Australian Open or not (double vaccination is a requirement for both entering Australia as well as for all spectators, officals and players at the AO).

    Most other players have been in Aus for weeks, competing in lead up events etc. Dickhead Djokovic pulled out of them all, even his own Serbian teammates didnt know if he would be playing for Serbia or not last week in the ATP tournament in Sydney. In the end, he was a no show.

    Now very last minute he announces on twitter he's coming to Melbourne with an exemption and he is literally at the airport when posting.

    One thing Australian's are really pissed off about, if he really values his medical privacy, then why did he say at all he has an exemption? There is no requirement to say this. He could have just said "Im coming to Aus!" and left it at that. To give out that he has an exemption, but then not state what the exemption is, this kind of "selective privacy" is just bullshit and taunting and Australians can see right through it and wont take it. We dont care he's the number one tennis player in the world, if you have been granted a genuine medical exemption to come to Australia, then show a bit of grace and thanks, be a bit humble about it.

    Remember this is the same anti-vaxxer dickhead that organised tennis tournaments and parties that became superspreader events during 2020 when the world was locked down. This guy has always been an arsehole even way before COVID. So yeah maybe there is a screw up or you can call government incompetent or whatever, but this is normal and governments all over the world are incompetent. You see families and regular people getting screwed like this every day, its so nice to see it happen to the worlds biggest dickhead who thinks just because he's a good tennis player he can do what it wants.

    The only thing I am a bit dissapointed about now, I was looking forward to watching him get booed and heckled by Australians for his entire trip down under. Watching the loud boos in the stadium, the umpire trying to calm the crowd down before every ball he serves. That would have been epic to see. Never mind.
    I guess if you come from the camp that it's alright to force perfectly healthy people to take a vaccine they don't need (he has had covid already remember and the world kept turning) just to pretend that everyone is created equal (they're not) and we're all in this together (we're not) then I guess you'll think the world is justified in pushing him into this corner.

    I'm not in that camp.

    Take away your expectation that he must be vaccinated and then go through your reported chain of events again and see what you're left with.
    Last edited by Sage; 06-01-2022 at 12:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage:
    I guess if you come from the camp that it's alright to force perfectly healthy people to take a vaccine they don't need (he has had covid already remember and the world kept turning) just to pretend that everyone is created equal (they're not) and we're all in this together (we're not) then I guess you'll think the world is justified in pushing him into this corner.

    I'm not in that camp.

    Take away your expectation that he must be vaccinated and then go through your reported chain of events again, and see what you're left with.
    Your left with a dickhead who thinks he is superior to everyone else
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Your left with a dickhead who thinks he is superior to everyone else
    He is superior to the average, by a country mile. Covid is a disease of the weak and he's superior to them by 10 country miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage:
    He is superior to the average, by a country mile. Covid is a disease of the weak and he's superior to them by 10 country miles.
    So, factoring that in, you're left with just a dickhead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage:
    He is superior to the average, by a country mile. Covid is a disease of the weak and he's superior to them by 10 country miles.
    Being better at tennis does not make you superior, it makes you a better tennis player and athlete who deserves respect for that. He can still be a complete dickhead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Being better at tennis does not make you superior, it makes you a better tennis player and athlete who deserves respect for that. He can still be a complete dickhead.
    True, but it makes him physically superior and means that its likely that he has zero need for a vaccine.

    So what does that say about those who are inferior to him but insist that he is judged by their physically inferior standards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage:
    True, but it makes him physically superior and means that its likely that he has zero need for a vaccine.

    So what does that say about those who are inferior to him but insist that he is judged by their physically inferior standards?
    It doesn't make them anything. Stephen Hawking was physically inferior to almost everyone but a great human being.

    If you think your superior physique, money, celebrity, or perceived intelligence means you are superior as a person you are a dickhead.
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