John McEnroe slams Australia over Novak Djokovic deportation: ‘It’s total bull****’

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 insanity Australia has been the poster child for this kind of thoughtless crime against common decency.

Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to revoke Djokovic’s visa was made for political reasons. He didn’t try to hide it. If anything, he was proud of this decision.

Hawke said he accepted Djokovic’s recent Covid-19 infection meant he was a

“negligible risk to those around him”, but that he was “perceived by some as a talisman of a community of anti-vaccine sentiment”.

“I consider that Mr Djokovic’s ongoing presence in Australia may lead to an increase in anti-vaccination sentiment generated in the Australian community, potentially leading to an increase in civil unrest of the kind previously experienced in Australia with rallies and protests which may themselves be a source of community transmission.

“Mr Djokovic is … a person of influence and status.

“Having regard to … Mr Djokovic’s conduct after receiving a positive Covid-19 result, his publicly stated views, as well as his unvaccinated status, I consider that his ongoing presence in Australia may encourage other people to disregard or act inconsistently with public health advice and policies in Australia.”

John McEnroe has slammed Australia’s handling of the Novak Djokovic saga (Pictures: Getty/ESPN)

These are the words of the committed totalitarian. He hides it behind his public responsibilities, in this case the health status of an entire nation. If he’s not being controlled by outside forces (yeah, right) then he’s been infected with that dangerous solipsism which comes with this much raw power. That corruption cannot be avoided.

But Hawke’s decision stems from Australia’s backing themselves into the corner over COVID-9/11 policy. They cannot be seen as backing down for anyone, especially someone like Djokovic.

To do so, as Hawke points out, would invite questioning the policy. And their policy is sacrosanct.

However, having admitted that Djokovic posed almost no threat of spreading COVID-9/11 the only thing at stake was the Australian government’s power.

This type of decision reveals

1) how deeply unpopular the COVID-9/11 rules are in Australia and

2) how weak the Aussie government’s hold over its people really is.

They could have weathered this if they had just quietly let Djokovic into the country to compete. They could have spun it had they wanted to.

They chose escalating the standoff to make an example of him to the unvaxxed population. There is no hope. You will submit. If we can humiliate Djokovic, just imagine what we can do to you. And they revealed just how desperate they are.

Bureaucrats like Hawke have no sense of the politics of their decisions. They are order-takers, not order-makers. He was ordered to do this.

When this standoff started it was during the height of the big push to drive fear over the Omicron variant of COVID-9/11.

That rollout failed spectacularly.

Omicron has flared up and out so quickly this affair now looks like the most insane application of government paranoia this side of Pyongyang.

Those that started this standoff created the mess and didn’t have the sense to clean it up. Because they insist on building trailer parks in the face of a Cat-5 hurricane of public anger.

They hoped to send the message that no one can escape the jab. The Davos agenda of health passes and total technocratic control is inevitable. It’s the EU variant of the virus which Hawke’s immigration policies couldn’t stop coming to Australia.

What they wound up with is a whole lotta people shaking their heads.

But, don’t think for a second Australia is done sending messages to the untermenschen. Now, after he’s been deported, barred from competing and earning his living, Djokovic is liable for all the court costs associated with this decision.

Those costs are estimated to be $500,000.

The three judge panel that upheld the lower court ruling avoided any responsibility in the matter, neatly throwing the decision right back on Minister Hawke. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, clearly one of the people pushing this disaster behind the scenes, also left Hawke out to dry.

Next up for Djokovic will a standoff with France over the French Open. France and Davos will hound him until he submits because they think he cares more about his 21st Grand Slam title than he does his own health. It guess they didn’t get his message during the Australian affair.

But their message is very clear. We are in charge. We can make whatever rules we deem necessary. If you challenge them not only will we deny your challenge on arbitrary grounds but we’ll bankrupt you in the process.

And here I thought we in the post-enlightenment West could petition our governments over unjust laws. I thought this was the first world and not some tin pot dictatorship of thin-lipped, fat-headed midwits?

Only the most insane people are cheering this decision today. They are a part of the 29% of Democrats in the US who believe the unvaxxed should have their children taken from them. Sadly, there are still too many in the thrall of the COVID-9/11 mind virus.

But, if you didn’t get the message before the persecution of Novak Djokovic, I hope you get it now. And I hope he continues to be an example for the rest of us.

Tennis legend John McEnroe has slammed Australia’s handling of the Novak Djokovic saga, describing it as an ‘absolute joke’ and ‘total bull****’.

Djokovic and his team were pictured boarding a flight to Serbia on Monday morning after his deportation from Australia was confirmed over the weekend.

The Serbian had a last-ditch bid to stay in the country and compete in the Australian Open rejected by judges, after the government cancelled his visa on ‘health and good order’ grounds.

McEnroe believes the saga has been ‘a joke’ and says it is ‘total bull***’ that Djokovic has been deported after receiving a medical exception to travel to Australia.

The outspoken former tennis star also praised ‘gutsy’ Djokovic for risking deportation as he attempts to surpass Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the most successful male tennis player in history.

McEnroe said on ESPN: ‘[It’s an] absolute joke what’s gone on the last 12 days. It’s sad the way it ended. I watched it play out live.

‘It’s total BS. If he decides not to have a vaccine and the Australian authorities say, “you cannot go down there, unless you’re vaccinated”, end of story, it’s black and white.

‘He decides whether or not he wants to do it. He’s got very strong beliefs he’s entitled to those beliefs. The guy’s won it nine times. It was gutsy (to go) in a way.

‘I’ve got to hand it to him. I’ve got seven majors, he’s got 20, the reason he’s got a lot more than me is because he’s willing to go risk that, to go down there.

‘You’re talking about a guy that was potentially about to break Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record and that he was willing to go to these lengths, “I don’t want to get vaccinated but I’m going to do whatever it takes”.’

Seven-time Grand Slam champion McEnroe added: ‘Ok, let’s assume that he wasn’t going to play but then suddenly he got Covid and then he got an exemption and he can play.

‘You can’t tell him after he flies all the way there. That’s why people are up in arms, but nonetheless they granted this exemption. You can’t do this after that, it’s a joke.’

Djokovic was looking to defend his Australian Open title as well as eclipse Federer and Nadal on 20 Grand Slams.

The 34-year-old has also received support from Manchester United and Serbia star Nemanja Matic following his departure from Australia.

Sharing an image of Djokovic on Instagram, the Old Trafford star wrote: ‘Your glory and their shame will live forever.’

British tennis star Andy Murray, meanwhile, has said the Djokovic saga has ‘not been good for anyone’.

‘It is not great for the tournament because it is better when all of the top players are playing in the event,’ Murray said ahead of his first round match in Melbourne.

‘There are obviously going to be a lot of questions about what has happened here and the situation he has been in.

‘Novak is someone I have known since we were 12 years old, he is someone who I respect and have competed against. I don’t like he is in this situation and I don’t like he has been in detention.

‘The situation has not been good all round for anyone. It feels everything here happened extremely last minute and that’s why it became such a mess.

‘Hopefully that won’t be the case at other events so there is no other situation like this. I wouldn’t want that for Novak, don’t want that for tennis and hopefully it is done now.’

Following Djokovic’s deportation, Nadal is only former Australian Open winner left in the men’s draw and the Spaniard breezed into the second round with an emphatic win over Marcos Giron on Monday.

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