American tennis star John Isner called out Australian authorities for giving Novak Djokovic an “unfair tretment.”
Djokovic landed in Melbourne on January 5 and he was detained at the airport for nine hours before being told that his visa was cancelled.
Djokovic appealed the decision and he was transported to an immigration camp, where he is isolated.
“What Novak is going through right now is not right. There’s no justification for the treatment he’s receiving. He followed the rules, was allowed to enter Australia, and now he’s being detained against his own will. This is such a shame,” Isner tweeted.
Prime Minister didn’t want to give Djokovic an easy pass
“Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules. Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID, we are continuing to be vigilant,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted.
Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, unloaded on Australian authorities and specifically mentioned Prime Minister Morrison.
“Jesus was crucified on the cross, and everything was done to him, but he is alive among us even now. Now Novak is being crucified, they are doing everything to him,” Srdjan said, per Gaspar Ribeiro Lanca.
“The leader of that faraway land, Scott Morrison… Dared to attack Novak and expel him before he had reached their country. They had wanted to throw him to his knees, and not just him, but our beautiful Serbia.
“It’s a shameful decision. Deportation. All of us need to go out and welcome him [when he comes back]. I can’t talk to my son; they present him as a criminal. I’m lost for words for all what they have done to him.”
It remains to be seen how will the whole Djokovic situation unfold.