Maybe within the social media age, or simply our vindictive society, being the most effective ever at one thing goes to trigger a mass quantity of idiocy round you. Then once more, whenever you’re the writer of that idiocy, possibly now we have to confess that to be the most effective ever to play any sport, it takes such a singular focus that every little thing else in your life turns into some kind of mind-numbing ooze. Tiger Woods, Aaron Rodgers, Novak Djokovic, it’s getting nearly cartoonish.
The Djokovic saga in Australia by some means received dumber, possibly even harmful, and all of it might have been averted if Djoker wasn’t a world-class moron about getting vaccinated, or actually many issues exterior of enjoying tennis. He has no peer on the court docket or in his bewildering ideas off it.
Maybe whenever you took the weekend off, you forgot about all this. And the way we envy you. Perhaps you left off at Djokovic caught in a quarantine resort as Australian courts determined whether or not or not his visa to play within the Australian Open can be revoked or not, after the Slam granted him an exemption to play with out being vaccinated.
That quarantine resort was one source of idiocy, or at the very least a wonderful snapshot of how the wealthy view anybody who isn’t wealthy. Djokovic’s household couldn’t cease bitching concerning the circumstances, which could have been a wonderful time to indicate how the federal government treats poor immigrants and the dearth of dignity they’re afforded. As an alternative, it was handled as simply an insult to Djokovic that he needed to reside like one thing under the five-star stage for a pair days. You recognize what by no means stops? The indignities.
And the illustration of why Djokovic was preventing all this, and why he was being put by means of this course of, turned clear at the moment when he revealed that he had examined constructive for COVID three weeks in the past. Australia does have a caveat for many who have just lately had the virus to not have the vaccine, which is the out Djokovic used to get his launch from Circuit Courtroom Choose Anthony Kelly, who reinstated his visa.
After all, it’s not that straightforward. Djokovic’s camp, his household mainly, mentioned that he examined constructive on December sixteenth. Nicely, right here he’s showing at an occasion for his basis on the seventeenth, in public, and and not using a masks:
Right here he’s on the 16h:
All of this led to possibly the best press convention in tennis historical past at the moment, held by his father and brother:
Mel Brooks is crying at not having the ability to create one thing this hilarious.
None of this can be a shock, as Djokovic has been a brainiac in relation to COVID-19 for just about all the pandemic. He’s the genius who had a full tournament in Serbia in what had been the opening months of the pandemic, parading round with different gamers unmasked in entrance of full crowds who had been neither masked nor distanced. He then examined constructive quickly after it. You’d assume that might have been sufficient for him to get vaxxed, however you don’t understand how a lot of a race Djokovic is in with Aaron Rodgers to see who can get extra up their very own ass. Maybe Djokovic thought he could just wish it away.
The added sizzling sauce to that is that exterior his lawyer’s workplace in Australia, police pepper sprayed his fans who had gathered there. In order that’s enjoyable.
And it’s not over. The minister of Immigration of Australia might nonetheless step in and boot Djokovic’s galaxy-brained ass into the ether, although we’d not discover out about that for a pair days. And he might lengthen that ban from the nation for 3 years, which might ship his clearly cheap household into orbit. Try to be rooting for this.
Maybe you possibly can not ask for a clearer illustration of how the egocentric can all the time purchase their manner out of the messes of their very own creation, whereas spitting on those that can’t afford the identical avenues, and the way all of them maintain us again, even when their stupidity couldn’t be any clearer. All Djokovic needed to do was take two photographs months in the past. As an alternative now we have all of this.
As St. Carlin mentioned, “Simply benefit from the present.”