Novak Djokovic tells BBC he would rather skip tournaments than get vaccinated


Novak Djokovic doubles his anti-vax stance.

Novak Djokovic doubles his anti-vax stance.
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You would think that after watching Rafael Nadal become the first player to take 21 grand slam victories, Novak Djokovic would have gained some sort of perspective knowing he cost himself the chance to be the first to do it, which he did.” will never have again. That maybe, just maybe, he would see the error of his ways. That missing history, and perhaps staring at the fact that he may be wasting the last few years of his prime, could lead him to look beyond his own nose.

Yeah… well… scratch that…

The point, and perhaps most frustrating for the tennis world and beyond, is that Djokovic really isn’t an idiot, at least in many ways. He speaks six languages. He knows real hardships, which few other tennis pros have. He knows a lot about a lot, honestly.

It’s not that hard, I think, to see someone like Djokovic, who’s had a team of people around him who only works to make sure he’s at peak performance, can get the impression that his own body and condition is what matters above all else. He hasn’t known anything else for years.

But, as we must keep repeating, it is not Djokovic’s body and condition that we are most concerned about. It’s about everyone’s. If Djokovic barks about “finding a way to get rid of this virus”, we’ve already done that. It’s the vaccine. Enough people are getting vaccinated, so there’s nowhere to go. There is no other way. There’s nothing we can shoot for it out in the open, although I’m sure there are plenty out there who are convinced that one day this will be the answer. There is no spray. This is it, we found it, and the only reason it hasn’t worked yet is because of furious bastards like Djokovic who put themselves first with a crusade for nothing but to say you were there.

Djokovic also doesn’t realize that no one is forcing him to get stabbed. There are no agents or troops at his door, with an evil-looking scientist with bulging eyes and an evil smile brandishing a needle in one hand and a prod in the other.

Djokovic is free not to take it, but then he will bear the consequences. Again, the problem here is that these selfish bastards don’t just think about themselves, they shouldn’t have any consequences for their harmful theories and ways. They must be able to get out, regardless of the danger they pose. Everything has to bend to them simply because they want to.

Ask Djokovic, if he has to miss out on this year altogether, or however long a vaccine will take to play, what will he have won? What will he have won? He will have just proved how little he cares about anyone else.

Australia decided to blow his ass, not because of the danger he posed in the closed atmosphere of the tournament, but because of what he represented and how that could be used to stir up even bigger problems in the country. Hopefully the ATP will follow suit and keep him on the ice for a long time to come. Djokovic may find that while he is the greatest player of all time, the game doesn’t really need him.

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