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CHASE SwAyZe
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"Novak Djokovic gets medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccine mandate"
Wed Jan-05-22 11:25 AM by CHASE SwAyZe

  

          

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/kick-in-the-guts-australia-rages-at-djokovic-s-unexplained-vaccine-exemption/ar-AASs2DO

The world's No. 1 has arrived in Australia after securing a medical exemption to the tournament’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. But with no explanation, Australians are furious at what looks like a clear double standard.

Tennis Australia has refused to disclose why Djokovic was granted a medical exemption when many others players weren’t. Speaking on Wednesday, as outrage spread across the nation, the group’s chief executive Craig Tiley appeared to urge the tennis star to tell the public why he was granted an exemption to help cool down the situation.

“Some of you will be upset about the fact that Novak has come in because of his statements of the past couple of years around vaccination,” he said, referring to Djokovic’s repeated anti-vaccine statements. “However, it’s ultimately up to him to discuss with the public his condition if you choose to do that, and the reason why he received an exemption.”

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Reports say he's now being held because of a visa issue
Jan 05th 2022
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Yea Australia's PM wants the reciepts
Jan 05th 2022
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I'd be surprised if they actually let him in after all this
Jan 06th 2022
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Novak Djokovic being 'treated like a prisoner' by Australian authorities
Jan 06th 2022
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LMAO
Jan 06th 2022
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      “Serious diplomatic breach” like they assassinated a prime minister ...
Jan 06th 2022
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Djokovic's father compares son to Jesus
Jan 07th 2022
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Had to check to see if this is real.
Jan 07th 2022
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WTF...that sounds like one of the alias accounts on here back in the day
Jan 07th 2022
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      o shit respect to KOTLF thanks for bringing me back nm
Jan 08th 2022
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      Lol I have alot of those posts saved and copied into a word document
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NoVaxJokCovid
Jan 08th 2022
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i don't get it.
Jan 11th 2022
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Take it up with the goat.
Jan 11th 2022
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      I am Spartacus!
Jan 11th 2022
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Can’t tell if this is your finest work
Jan 11th 2022
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      correct
Jan 11th 2022
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It's not against the law to be a douchebag
Jan 10th 2022
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but lying on your travel declaration forms to enter the country is.
Jan 14th 2022
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      Wasn't defending him FTR
Jan 14th 2022
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           of course you were
Jan 14th 2022
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                RE: of course you were
Jan 14th 2022
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So he LIED and blamed it on “his team”….
Jan 12th 2022
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so more like the new Judas/Benedict Arnold than Jesus/Spartacus
Jan 14th 2022
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DENIED. Bye, "mate"
Jan 16th 2022
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Hot mess, I'm glad they won't let him compete
Jan 16th 2022
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Can't play the French unless he is vaccinated
Jan 17th 2022
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NY rules only apply to kyrie because he's a resident (or the team is loc...
Jan 17th 2022
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obsidianchrysalis
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1. "Reports say he's now being held because of a visa issue"
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Apparently, his visa does not allow travel for those who aren't vaccinated, even with medical exemptions.

The issue of the exemption is murky. It appears a player can receive an exemption if they recently tested positive for the virus. If that's the case, then the rules are the rules.

But taking active steps to skirt the rules isn't acceptable. If he "just doesn't want to take the vaccine" then he has to face the consequences; even if he is a powerful figure in the sport.

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2. "Yea Australia's PM wants the reciepts "
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https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/no-special-treatment-djokovic-exemption-australian-officials-say-2022-01-05/

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Bambino Grande
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3. "I'd be surprised if they actually let him in after all this"
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That would set a terrible precedent

  

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CHASE SwAyZe
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4. "Novak Djokovic being 'treated like a prisoner' by Australian authorities"
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Thu Jan-06-22 02:17 PM by CHASE SwAyZe

  

          

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/novak-djokovic-being-treated-like-a-prisoner-by-australian-authorities-according-to-his-mother/ar-AASvlYU

Novak Djokovic is being "treated like a prisoner" by Australian authorities, his mother, Dijana Djokovic, told reporters during a press conference in Belgrade on Thursday.

World No. 1 Djokovic is thought to have been transferred to the Park Hotel in Melbourne after having his visa to enter the country blocked ahead of the Australian Open, according to CNN affiliates Seven Network and Nine News.

The hotel, previously used by the Australian government as a Covid-19 quarantine facility, is now being used as an Alternative Place of Detention (APOD) for refugees and asylum seekers.

His mother said that she had spoken briefly with her son on Thursday, adding that he told her he couldn't sleep.

"I feel terrible since yesterday, the last 24 hours that they are keeping him as a prisoner. It's just not fair. It's not human," said Dijana. She called his current accommodation "terrible," describing it as "just some small immigration hotel."

"It's so dirty and the food is so terrible," she added.

"The authorities don't want to give him any chance to move on to some better hotel or house that he already rented."

His brother, Djordje, described the action of the Australian authorities as a "serious diplomatic breach," recounting how communication was abruptly severed between the player and his family.

"In the first 45 minutes I think, he was communicating to the family & team, and that abruptly stopped," he said during a press conference in Belgrade on Thursday.

"He had no contact whatsoever as his phone had been taken away from him for three and a half hours."

Djokovic was eventually given back his phone and taken into another isolation room, his brother added.

After his visa was revoked, Djokovic was taken through Melbourne Airport's metal detectors and had all his belongings and suitcases taken away from, according to his brother.

"His wallet and change of clothes were taken away from him," said Djordje. "He was taken to the migrant hotel, to a dirty room and was told that all his belongings will be given back to him on his departure to Europe."

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Bambino Grande
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5. "LMAO"
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"Just some small immigration hotel, its so dirty and the food is terrible" lmao

  

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6. "“Serious diplomatic breach” like they assassinated a prime minister ..."
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Thu Jan-06-22 06:42 PM by guru0509

  

          

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>"Just some small immigration hotel, its so dirty and the food
>is terrible" lmao
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7. "Djokovic's father compares son to Jesus"
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'Jesus was crucified on the cross … but he is still alive among us,' he said. 'They are trying to crucify and belittle Novak and throw him to his knees.'

LOL tf? I mean, I'm all for bodily autonomy and am against the mandates, but it's beyond wild how so many latch onto this identity of being oppressed for refusing the vaccine. Like, where were you when all the genocide, oppression, poverty, and planetary degradation was happening? The only thing that warrants metaphysical protest is because of a vaccine? #NotLikeThis

Father's full statement:

"My son is hostage in Australia tonight but he has never been more free."
From now on, Novak has become the symbol and leader of the free world, the world of countries and poor and oppressed people.
My son Novak Djokovic showed that even a small heroic country like Serbia can have the greatest athlete and tennis player of all time and that the truth can no longer be hidden.
Tonight you can lock it up, tomorrow you can chain it up but the truth is like water and it always finds a way.
Novak is the Spartacus of the new world who does not tolerate injustice, colonialism and hypocrisy but fights for the equality of all on this planet, regardless of skin color, religious belief and money they have.
Novak has proven that you can achieve any goal if you have a dream and his dream is shared by billions of people, including children who look at him as an example.
Maybe the rich world won't let him continue playing tennis, but in doing so, he will reveal his true face and start a much more serious match.
On one hand, there will be greedy and arrogant members of global oligarchy and on the other, a proud and free world that always believes in justice, truth, fair play and the dreams of its children. "
- Srdjan Djokovic
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Buck
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8. "Had to check to see if this is real. "
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Evidently it is...lol. Spartacus.

  

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9. "WTF...that sounds like one of the alias accounts on here back in the day"
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King of the Lions fans? shit i can't remember.

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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10. "o shit respect to KOTLF thanks for bringing me back nm"
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But hell, what do I know?

  

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11. "Lol I have alot of those posts saved and copied into a word document"
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>King of the Lions fans? shit i can't remember.

next time i go to my parents house ill dust off that laptop and post them on here...

im pretty sure it was Ernestlee or Ceej...you can come forth and admit it now

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12. "NoVaxJokCovid"
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That is Federer’s Peloton tag.

http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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14. "i don't get it. "
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<----- Long Live The King

  

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15. "Take it up with the goat. "
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http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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18. "I am Spartacus!"
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<----- Long Live The King

  

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16. "Can’t tell if this is your finest work"
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Or if you should be banned for life

  

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17. "correct"
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13. "It's not against the law to be a douchebag"
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By their rules, his exemption is valid
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20. "but lying on your travel declaration forms to enter the country is."
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<----- Long Live The King

  

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22. "Wasn't defending him FTR"
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The reasoning for keeping him out has shifted to 'public interest'

People do realize there are other unvaxxed players in that tourney?

https://tennishead.net/theyre-here-australian-open-chief-reveals-participation-of-unvaccinated/

My point being, the rules should be the same for everyone

Felt like they were making an example of him because of his anti-vaxx stance

If the lie is a violation, cool, but say that

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23. "of course you were"
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>If the lie is a violation, cool, but say that

they did say it.


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24. "RE: of course you were"
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Fri Jan-14-22 09:31 PM by bentagain

  

          

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has not yet determined whether these issues may impact the validity of Djokovic's current Australian visa, the source said.

What was the reason 5 days ago when I posted my reply?

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19. "So he LIED and blamed it on “his team”…."
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https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/11/tennis/novak-djokovic-covid-statement-intl-hnk/index.html

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21. "so more like the new Judas/Benedict Arnold than Jesus/Spartacus "
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<----- Long Live The King

  

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25. "DENIED. Bye, "mate" "
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I was a fan of this dude (his game, idk anything about him off court) before all this, now I've done a complete 180 on this arrogant piece of shit.

Novak Djokovic has left Australia after losing his final appeal to avoid deportation


https://www.npr.org/2022/01/16/1073462440/novak-djokovic-visa-appeal-australian-open-covid-unvaccinated

>https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/kick-in-the-guts-australia-rages-at-djokovic-s-unexplained-vaccine-exemption/ar-AASs2DO
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>The world's No. 1 has arrived in Australia after securing a
>medical exemption to the tournament’s COVID-19 vaccine
>mandate. But with no explanation, Australians are furious at
>what looks like a clear double standard.
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>Tennis Australia has refused to disclose why Djokovic was
>granted a medical exemption when many others players
>weren’t. Speaking on Wednesday, as outrage spread across the
>nation, the group’s chief executive Craig Tiley appeared to
>urge the tennis star to tell the public why he was granted an
>exemption to help cool down the situation.
>
>“Some of you will be upset about the fact that Novak has
>come in because of his statements of the past couple of years
>around vaccination,” he said, referring to Djokovic’s
>repeated anti-vaccine statements. “However, it’s
>ultimately up to him to discuss with the public his condition
>if you choose to do that, and the reason why he received an
>exemption.”

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26. "Hot mess, I'm glad they won't let him compete"
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27. "Can't play the French unless he is vaccinated"
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i would imagine same for US Open since it is in NY

  

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28. "NY rules only apply to kyrie because he's a resident (or the team is loc..."
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unvaccinated visiting players can still play

that's why he can play in California, for example

so it may not be like that

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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