Anti-Vax Novak Djokovic Denied Entry Into Australia

CBS Sports reports:

Novak Djokovic has reportedly been denied entry into Australia ahead of the Australian Open. This comes after the tennis star was granted a medical exemption from tournament organizers to compete in the event, even though he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.

All players and staff at the tournament must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an exemption granted by an expert independent panel in order to take part in the event. Djokovic receiving an exemption has caused outrage throughout the country, and the situation came to a head on Wednesday.

Yahoo Sports reports:

In a case like this, the government of Victoria, the state where the Australian Open takes place, could intervene and help Djokovic gain entry to the country.

However, according to the Times of London, the Victorian government has refused to support the federal government’s efforts to correct Djokovic’s visa application.

Acting Victorian sports minister Jaala Pulford appeared to confirm this on Wednesday, tweeting that she and her department will not be supporting Djokovic if he applies for a new visa in the appropriate class.