Novak Djokovic has confronted each widespread criticism and help during the last 24 hours as he faces deportation in a Melbourne hotel. His spouse Jelena is the most recent to throw help behind the tennis star amid his vaccine exemption controversy.
The World No. 1 landed in Melbourne on Wednesday evening to compete in the Australian Open — the primary Grand Slam of the tennis season — after asserting that he had obtained a vaccine exemption to compete within the event.
Djokovic’s visa was then rejected, and he now waits in an allegedly insect-infested hotel till his alternative to overturn his deportation in an Australian court docket on Monday.
Jelena took a much less aggressive strategy to her assertion than the tennis nice’s mom, who accused the Australian authorities of treating her son like a “prisoner.”
“It’s Christmas in the present day for us, my needs are for everybody to be wholesome, comfortable, protected and along with households. We want we’re all collectively in the present day, however my comfort is that no less than we’re wholesome. And we are going to develop from this expertise,” she wrote on Twitter.
“Thanks expensive individuals, all world wide for utilizing your voice to ship like to my husband. I’m taking a deep breath to relax and discover gratitude (and understanding) on this second for all that’s occurring.
“The one legislation that we must always all respect throughout each single border is Love and respect for one more human being. Love and forgiveness isn’t a mistake however a robust power.”
Each Novak and Jelena Djokovic have been beforehand condemned for his or her COVID-19 stances. The tennis star is a public anti-vaxxer who has been vocal about his opposition to mandatory vaccinations and spent months refusing to reveal his vaccination standing. Jelena has beforehand peddled pseudo-science theories that the coronavirus was brought on by 5G, posting a 10-minute Instagram video that the social media platform needed to label as factually incorrect.
Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, publicly introduced in a tirade that Novak was the sufferer of a “political witch hunt” and claimed that his son met all the circumstances to enter Australia and to take part “on the event that he would have definitely received.”
Srdjan continued to fireside photographs at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and “the West” for making an attempt to hamper his son and Serbia.
“They’re protecting him in captivity. They’re stomping throughout Novak to stomp throughout Serbia and Serbian individuals,” Srdjan stated.
“Morrison and his like have dared assault Novak to convey Serbia to its knees. Serbia has at all times proven that he comes from a proud nation. This has nothing to do with sports activities, it is a political agenda. Novak is the most effective participant and the most effective athlete on this planet, however a number of hundred million individuals from the West can’t abdomen that.
“You, well-known Prime Minister of the faraway naturally lovely nation, are behaving based on your personal rules, which don’t have anything to do with us and our rules.
“We’re people, and also you, sir, aren’t.
“Jesus was crucified on the cross … however he’s nonetheless alive amongst us. They’re making an attempt to crucify and belittle Novak and throw him to his knees.”
Novak just lately confirmed his gratitude towards those that have supported him over the previous 24 hours in an Instagram story: “Thanks to individuals world wide in your steady help. I can really feel it and it’s vastly appreciated.”