Wimbledon quarter-finalist Marton Fucsovics criticised Novak Djokovic for landing in Australia, and accused him of doing things that endangered lives.
Djokovic is one of the few unvaccinated tennis players in the world today. His stance on the vaccine remains firm, but he showed up to play at the Australian Open, a tournament which has been clamping down on those who haven’t taken the jab. The ugly battle that followed needs no explanation.
Most of the tennis community up in arms against the Serbian and the Australian government for their roles in the scandal. Among them is the Hungarian, who was not impressed with the World No. 1.
Fucsovics criticised Djokovic for landing in Australia and called him out for his irresponsible actions.
Speaking to the Hungarian outlet M4Sport as quoted by the Daily Mail, the World No. 38 said, “People’s health is paramount, and there are rules that were outlined months ago, namely that everyone should vaccinate themselves – and Djokovic didn’t.
“From this point of view, I don’t think he would have the right to be here.”
Far from over
The situation continues to simmer despite Djokovic winning out in the legal battle against the Australian government. There is every chance he could still get deported, but the larger problem remains the confusion between the government and the health authorities.
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison revealed that he had spoken with his Serbian counterpart and reiterated his country’s ‘non-discriminatory border policy’.
“The PM had a constructive call with PM Brnabic this morning on Novak Djokovic,” a statement from the Australian Prime Minister’s Office said.
“The PM explained our non-discriminatory border policy and its role in protecting Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“They both agreed to stay in contact on the issue, and to further strengthening the bilateral relationship.”