zkojq wrote:Can someone explain to me how he managed to turn this into "an attack on Serbia" (his words, not mine) and how so many Serbians seem to have taken it as such? Can't imagine Federer or Nadal turning a visa issue into a rallying cry for Swiss or Spanish nationalism?
Factual explaining is the wrong approach here, but you simply take any rather primitive people where nationalism, religion, superstition, spiritualism etc. is still in very high public standing, and if you just ever so slightly offend any of those it is regarded as a "collective attack", not the first time we've seen this sort of thing...
zkojq wrote:The results of this would be interesting for sure. Again I'm doubtful that it will enhance the standing of his character.
I wonder why this wasn't done first thing when he claimed the infection. He's not vaccinated, so any Covid invection less than 3 months ago can be very easily proven or disproven by a simple blood test.
All Australia needed to do: Do a voluntary blood test or go home. If the blood test proves your story you are free to come in, if it proves you lied and even forged documents you are in big legal trouble. Which he will hopefully be in anyway, as zeke said he apparently lied on his immigration form too!
He said he did not travel 14 days prior to traveling to Australia, but there are videos on social media showing him in Spain and Serbia:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2022 ... claration/
I totally feel for all Australians who really had to endure a lot during the past two years, we all have in some ways. But to let this fool bend the rules at will and then get away with it just because of being a celebrity would be a total smack in everyones face who is doing their best to help manage the pandemic.