(Patriot Insider) – Serbian tennis champ Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon on Sunday after defeating Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, earning him his 21st Grand Slam title.
What could possibly get in the way of Djokovic continuing his success? Only the Biden regime’s vaccine requirements to enter the US.
The US Open is set to take place next month in New York but unless an exception is made to the Biden regime’s order, Djokovic will be a no-show.
This is completely absurd and retired tennis legend John McEnroe had no problem calling out the insanity.
While broadcasting from Wimbledon with his ESPN colleague, Chris Fowler, McEnroe called the situation “ridiculous” and slammed the politicians behind it.
“These politicians are getting their way too much. They did it in Australia. Let’s let the guy come in and play in the U.S. I mean, come on. This is ridiculous,” McEnroe said after Djokovic won.
“But I don’t make those decisions,” he said. “I hope that someone makes the right one and allows him to play. That’s my personal opinion.”
John McEnroe on Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic's vaccine status hindering his ability to play more tournaments:
"These politicians are getting their way too much. They did in Australia. Let the guy come in and play in the U.S. I mean, come on. This is ridiculous." pic.twitter.com/oOj8aC6Tsr
— The Recount (@therecount) July 10, 2022
“You can agree to be tested. I don’t know. There’s gotta be a way around this, but we’ll wait and see. That’s not what it’s about right now,” McEnroe added.
Djokovic recently lost a legal challenge to play in January’s Australian Open despite not being vaccinated, he was then deported from the country.
He discussed the vaccine issue during a news conference on June 25 at the All England Tennis Club just prior to Wimbledon. When he was asked if he had made any arrangements with the US government to be able to play in the US Open, he stated he had not.
“As of today, I am not allowed to enter the States under these circumstances,” Djokovic said. “Yes, of course, I am aware of that and that is an extra motivation to do well here, so hopefully I can have a very good tournament as I have done in the last three editions.”
“Then I’ll just have to wait and see. I would love to go to the States. But, as of today, that is not possible. There’s not much I can do anymore. It’s really up to the U.S. government to make a decision whether or not they allow unvaccinated people to go into the country.”
Djokovic has made it clear he has no plans to get vaccinated for any reason.
After his Wimbledon victory on Sunday, Djokovic told reporters, “I’m not vaccinated and I’m not planning to get vaccinated.”
— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2023) July 11, 2022
McEnroe is correct for calling out the politicians and this absurd rule keeping unvaccinated people from entering the US.
First of all, our southern border is wide open and illegal aliens are pouring in by the thousands every single day. Nobody is checking their vaccination status and even if they were, it wouldn’t matter. These illegal migrants would still be permitted into the US.
Not only is the entire rule totally and completely hypocritical, it’s absurd because the vaccines have been proven to be largely ineffective. They don’t stop the transmission of the virus and they most certainly don’t prevent hospitalizations or death.
It’s totally ridiculous that we’re still banning unvaccinated individuals from coming to the US legally. COVID is never going to go away and it’s time to stop with all the nonsense restrictions and rules.
Good for McEnroe for calling out the US and Australian governments which are being run by corrupt, power-hungry politicians.
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