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#AustraliaHasFallen Has Started Trending Online After Novak Djokovic Was Deported

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#AustraliaHasFallen Has Started Trending Online After Novak Djokovic Was Deported

It seems Australia's decision to deport Novak Djokovic has led to many people to lose faith in the country.


There was a massive amount of support to kick out the Serbian tennis star ahead of the Australian Open, with a News Corp survey suggesting as many as 84 per cent of people wanting him gone.

That wish was finally granted over the weekend when the Federal Court of Australia upheld the decision to re-cancel his visa.

While the move was celebrated, it seems like people outside Australia aren't too keen on the idea.

People have been so moved by the decision that they think 'Australia has fallen'.

The phrase has been turned into a viral hashtag that was trending on Twitter yesterday (January 17) and many remarked at how they thought Australia was in the wrong in the Djokovic scandal.

People have threatened not to come to Australia because they are against the government's decision to cancel Djokovic's visa twice.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke argued that Djokovic's refusal to get the coronavirus vaccine in time for his arrival could stoke anti-vaccination sentiments in Australia.

Mr Hawke cited 'health' and 'good order' under section 133C (3) of the Migration Act as grounds for booting the Serbian out of the country.

While there might be a chorus of people saying they aren't happy with the government's move, Aussies have tried to hijack the #AustraliaHasFallen hashtag to explain the situation.

Another hashtag started trending after news of Djokovic's deportation was made public.

Loads of people are now threatening to boycott the Australian Open tennis tournament because they're angry they won't get to see the world number one male player compete.

Djokovic was hoping to clinch his 21st Grand Slam, which would finally put him in front of longtime rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

He'll now have to wait until the French Open in May to do that, however the French government recently revealed all players will have to be vaccinated.

Words by Stewart Perrie

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Novak Djokovic

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