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Supporters of Novak Djokovic in Serbia are waiting outside the immigration hotel for tennis players in Melbourne. Photo / AP
Who will be a politician?As soon as Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison took part in the Novak Djokovic issue, all sorts of people, including commentators paid to think, decided on the issue.
It was “political”.
It means that if Morrison’s intervention motivation was simply self-serving and he did not cause any confusion, he is now using it for his own purposes. did. This year is the year of the Australian elections and everything tends to be seen through the prism of the faction, but whenever the event is spoken by everyone, “politics” is easily criticized.
Everyone is expected to comment on it, and blaming politics is a haven for those who have trouble trying to solve the problem themselves or who do not want to disagree in conversation. .. It is usually not challenged, even when it is clearly wrong.
Morrison intervened because someone had to do it. The protest was heard throughout Australia the day Djokovic announced that he had been exempt from vaccination from Tennis Australia. When the world’s number one appeared at the Australian Open, a big problem arose. As one female columnist wrote, “We are wonderful, laid-back people. Unless otherwise.”
This decision not only offended their vaccination efforts, but was also an insult to their sense of fair play, such as the privilege that Australians dislike. Whatever the “medical exemption” of vaccination means, it was unbelievable that it would apply to brilliantly healthy athletes.
It was very clear that the tournament organizers and their supportive state governments were overkill to accept the defending champions. No one could predict what would happen if he played in Melbourne, but that wasn’t good.
If you are the prime minister and realize that someone has to do something, it’s pretty clear who that person is. On his way to Australia, Djokovic was flooded with requests from social media to be on the next plane when he arrived. What Morrison can do, border control is the responsibility of the federal government.
However, the next morning, when Djokovic was found to have been banned at the airport, his visa documents were inadequate and he was detained until deportation. Tennis players have begun to receive sympathy from Serbian Australians, primarily not just them.
Some Australians, such as tennis kid Nick Kyrgios, who had hurt Djokovic’s anti-backs stand the day before, decided that his treatment was inhumane. Morrison probably wouldn’t be surprised, politicians know that if they do, they will sometimes fall, otherwise they will fall.
Meanwhile, Djokovic appears in court, and as New Zealand is familiar with, it takes a long time to deport a person with a lawyer. The court ruled that Djokovic met the visa requirements and returned the ball to Morrison’s court. His immigration minister still had the statutory discretion to revoke his visa, but he needs to find out why he can withstand legal objections.
Court hearings have raised several issues that the minister can use, including Djokovic’s previous infection, his contact in Serbia during infection, and his false travel declaration. However, these issues incorporated the story into a controversial wooded area that obscured why he should not participate in the Australian Open.
This week’s poll reported that 90% of Australians wanted Djokovic’s deportation, but they weren’t reckless when the government tried to do just that. Instead, the news came to be dominated by Serbian Australian protests and their view of Djokovic as a victim rather than a saga villain.
The tournament is scheduled to begin on Monday, and Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has taken the time to “thoroughly consider” his decision. If the Tennis Australia event was inconvenient, it wasn’t worth it.
However, the other 127 men’s singles players have been officially vaccinated, bought open tickets and officially vaccinated, and tennis fans will be watching the first Grand Slam event of the year. I was waiting for you. The tournament was delayed or interrupted by an injunction that a selfish turf could acquire in search of special treatment.
Morrison and Hawk knew that there was a strange habit of changing public opinion when the government did something. If Djokovic was banished, he would probably sympathize to some extent, and if he was allowed to stay and play next week, his presence would insult the Australians and they would respond kindly.
Last night, the Australian government decided to deport Djokovic. His lawyer is expected to pull the story further and appeal. Whatever happens next, the fact that tennis’s number one player and his supine manager are the culprit in this story, not politics, should not be changed.
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