A101 wrote:889091 wrote:Spain is now investigating:
Fresh reports emerged on Thursday claiming Spanish authorities are investigating Djokovic over his arrival into the country.
The tennis star said his agent incorrectly ticked “no” on a form asking if he had travelled in the 14 days before leaving for Australia, when in fact he had gone from Serbia to Spain in that time, where he practised ahead of the year’s first grand slam.
Spanish publication COPE reports agencies are looking into whether he entered the country illegally.
Tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg revealed Spains’s policy stipulates “unvaccinated tourists” are not allowed to enter the country and he’d need to prove his work was “essential” to get in.
Fellow tennis reporter Gaspar Ribeiro Lanca tweeted: “Breaking news: COPE reports that the Spanish Government is now investigating whether unvaccinated Novak Djokovic entered the country illegally in late December.
“Since September 20, citizens from Serbia need a vaccine certificate OR a special exemption to enter Spanish territory but so far the authorities say they did not receive any request from Djokovic.”
https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/li ... 5173853183
I hope he is barred from both Spain & Australia indefinitely
That Australian federal judge is looking like a goose now
The governmental and procedural michegoss aside, how many “whoopsies” can one dude realistically go make? You think you’re infected and you have some conflicting test results. You claim to socially distance but photographic evidence proves otherwise. You don’t cancel an interview nor do you tell the guy you tested positive. You don’t declare to the Spanish authorities you tested positive. You don’t check the right box on the visa form of a country you’ve been to over a dozen times. I’m not buying the whoopsie argument. We are TWO YEARS into a pandemic with subsequent rules and protocols. And this is not somebody who lives under a rock. This wouldn’t even have been his first infection or first trip (or dozenth) trip dealing with protocols. He held a big series of tournaments in Spring 2020 which ended up being a Superspreader event. This isn’t a momentary lapse in judgment. It’s a series of bad decisions made in real time, by a guy who’s made his living traveling the world for a better part of twenty years and has all the money in the world to pay the right people to get little things right. The more likely explanation is he and/or his people just did not care.