In addition to the many voices striking the tennis superstar, 34, Australian TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson, 62, unleashed her fury just hours before Mr Djokovic’s visa was canceled. The presenter, who currently hosts Network 10’s news and talk show The Project, said the tennis star “lacked grace” before border forces announced he had not followed the entry rules and that he was going to be expelled.
Speaking on The Project, Ms Wilkinson said: ‘I think everyone knows someone who has really suffered from Covid, if not many, many, many people.
âWe know people who have lost loved ones, who weren’t there to say goodbye to them.
âAnd in the end, people are fed up with superstars getting special treatment.
âAnd that’s the category that it fell into.
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The famous tennis star has previously spoken openly about the Covid shots and said he was ‘against vaccination’.
However, he did not comment on his vaccination status.
Tennis Australia confirmed that a medical exemption was granted to Mr Djokovic “following a rigorous review process involving two separate independent panels”, but this turned out to be a problem when the player arrived in the city from Dubai on Wednesday.
In a statement, the Australian Border Force said the 34-year-old “failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet entry requirements for Australia, and his visa was subsequently canceled.”
He continued: “Non-nationals who do not hold a valid visa on entry or whose visa has been canceled will be detained and deported from Australia.”