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Novak Djokovic's Dad Calls Scott Morrison A 'Dictator' And Australia A 'Dystopia'

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Novak Djokovic's Dad Calls Scott Morrison A 'Dictator' And Australia A 'Dystopia'

By Stewart Perrie

Novak Djokovic's dad has come out swinging against Australia and the country's Prime Minister.

The Djokovic family has been very vocal about how they feel about the world number male tennis player's treatment since arriving in Melbourne.

Novak landed last week and was detained by Australian Border Force officials, who demanded to see documentation backing up his medical exemption from the coronavirus vaccine.

They eventually cancelled his visa and held him in a Melbourne hotel while his legal team launched an appeal.


The Melbourne Federal Circuit Court eventually overturned the ABF's decision and Djokovic was free to leave and play in the Australian Open.

When that was announced, Srdjan Djokovic falsely claimed Novak had been arrested after being told he was free to go.

He launched a stunning tirade against Australia from his native Serbia.

"Autocracy has shown its true face today. Contrary to the decision of the independent Court of Australia, dictator Scott ordered the arrest of my son, Your World Champion, Novak Djokovic, and deportation, banning him from entering the country for three long years," Srdjan said to Serbian media, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

"The court showed that law exists in Australia, but Scott dared to take justice into his own hands.

"I call on the Queen of Britain, Elizabeth, the leader of the Commonwealth, to intervene and protect the human rights of my son Novak Djokovic and to stop the political prosecution that has been carried out against him since he came to Australia," Djokovic said.

"I call on all Australians and the whole world to raise their voice against terror, and the brutal human rights violations of the world's best tennis player.

"Australia has become a dystopia, a mockery of the free world, they treat Novak Djokovic, my son, your world champion, as a political prisoner.

"As a terrorist in Guantanamo Bay. They deprive him of the right to play, to individuality, to freedom of opinion.

"But I publicly claim: Political beasts will not break it! The whole world can now see a fake democracy led by one Scott.

"Novak is treated by the Australian government as an enemy of the state, not the best tennis player in the world who has always helped Australia with his donations in philanthropy. He is treated by ethnic racists as a lower-class citizen."

Srdjan compared his son to Spartacus, who he claimed was 'standing on the last line of defence of freedom'.

This outburst was of course entirely unnecessary considering Novak hadn't been arrested after his court case concluded.

The tennis star has thanked everyone for their support over the past few days and he's now setting his sights on winning the Grand Slam.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Tennis news, Scott Morrison, Australian Open, Novak Djokovic, Australia

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