Novak Djokovic’s Fans Got Pepper-Sprayed By Police After Court Ruled The Anti-Vaxx Tennis Star Could Play In The Australian Open

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic became a free man today.

Instead of being deported, he’s now allowed to play in the Australian Open. A Melbourne judge granted his release from hotel isolation.

Djokovic won his court battle over his temporary activity visa. Australia’s immigration minister was looking into the case and the decision could possibly be overruled.

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Pandemonium ensued between Australian police and Djokovic fans rowdily celebrating the release of the 34-year-old tennis star.

Fans crowded around the black Audi which was thought to hold Djokovic and his physio. Fans were screaming “free Novak!” and some were waiving Serbian flags.

Police used pepper spray to help clear the path for the car to leave downtown Melbourne.

Awaiting his day in court, Djokovic was held in isolation for four days inside an Australian hotel room. The unvaccinated athlete had been granted an unspecified medical exemption to play in the tournament.

Australia’s COVID-19 rules prohibit all foreigners from entering the country. However, foreign athletes can apply for a temporary activity visa for major events. Those entering the country must be vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

However, Djokovic’s team did not provide the proper documentation for the player, which resulted in his visa being revoked and he was held in a hotel.

Court documents state Djokovic was granted a temporary visa by Tennis Australia based on his recent contraction of COVID-19.

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