GB News: Djokovic is ‘political prisoner’ as Australia ‘loses the plot’ over visa row


Just hours after the Australian government cancelled Mr Djokovic’s visa ahead of the Australian Open, Craig Kelly unleashed upon Australia’s decision over the Serbian tennis star. Speaking to GB News’s Mark Dolan on The Big Question, the 51-year-old leader was questioned whether the country has “lost the plot” to which he agreed and replied: “You are absolutely right.

“He hasn’t been locked up or taken his liberties away for anything he has actually done.

“The government has been very clear on that today. His visa application, all the paperwork they said was right.

“He entered the country lawfully but apparently he is going to incite some anti-vax sentiment.

“What’s actually happening is anti-vax sentiment is code for those who believe in freedoms and liberties.

“They have the free choice of what you should inject into your body so look you are right. We have lost the plot down there.

“This is a national embarrassment. This is just a political decision and it’s a sad day to be in Australia.”

At time of writing, Djokovic has appeared in court for a final bid to stay in Australia.

He was spotted being driven from Park Hotel, the detention centre where he was held after the first cancellation of his visa.

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The world-class tennis player has been staying at an immigration detention hotel in Melbourne, the same place he was taken after his visa was first revoked following his arrival on 6 January.

When asked about the public’s response to Mr Djokovic’s incident, the Australian leader said: “There is a bit of mixed opinion about this. I was at a rally yesterday and of course the support for him was overwhelming but there is a small segment of our community that is vindictive and spiteful and wants to see Mr Djokovic punished.

According to news reports, there has been much public anger in Australia over Djokovic’s attempt to enter the country unvaccinated.

Two of its most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria, have been reporting tens of thousands of COVID-19 cases for weeks, causing test centres to struggle and the number of deaths to rise.


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