Djokovic identifies as asylum seeker in hope of being handed residency in Melbourne
MELBOURNE, VIC – World tennis star Novak Djokovic has announced he will be seeking asylum seeker status in order to be able to enter Victoria and play in the Australian Open.
The action follows a decision made by the Victorian and Border Force to deny Djokovic entry into the state for failure to provide a sufficient COVID vaccine medical exemption.
Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, explained his government’s decision to deny Novak entry upon these grounds.
“As I have said before, the biggest threat to Victoria at the moment is unvaccinated Tennis superstars like No-Vax Djokovic.”
“If we let him into our 61,000 active case and 92% fully vaccinated state then people will die.”
“I have to say though, if Djokovic was recognised as an asylum seeker, then that is a whole different game.”
“I would have to check the progressive line ball on that one.”
Despite the ongoing asylum application, the Serbian sports star was furious at what he perceived as poor sportsmanship.
“This Andrew’s guy is the real deuce, no?!”
“Just like the bias umpires at the Australian Open, he gives me love-all when I really need it.”
“I tell you, if I continued to get volleyed around like this then me and all of Serbia are going to show them a real Grand Slam!”
It is further reported that Djokovic is confident that if he gains asylum status then the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, would intervene to ensure he is not turned away to his own country.
The Prime Minister has yet to comment.