The Novak Djokovic saga continues to rumble on and the latest spinoff sees two Australian journalists comment on the matter in a way that was presumably not intended for broadcast.
However, a leaked video from 7News Melbourne shows two journalists discussing the world No 1 before their show – in terms that are far from complementary.
Djokovic won his appeal to be allowed to enter the country for the Australian Open, after the Australian Border Force (ABF) initially detained him, spending several days in an immigration center to which his family s was strongly opposed, calling his treatment “torture”. ” at an internship. It’s a story that has been important around the world, especially in Australia where the government, the ATP and the player himself have been criticized by many people – with the pair at the 7News screen.
Comments from Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor were picked up by microphone and camera as they sat behind the press desk, with a large image of Djokovic mounted on a screen behind them.
“Anyway you look at him, Novak Djokovic is a liar, sneaky, a***hole,” Maddern can be heard saying. “Whichever way you look at it…It’s unfortunate that everyone has been rushing around it. Going out when you know you’re Covid positive…well, I don’t think it was even positive for Covid.
“That’s it, he’s an asshole. He had a bullshit excuse *tf*****g and then came across his own f*****g lies. That’s just what happens , okay, that’s what happened,” Amor replied.
Further discussion between the pair saw Ms Maddern note that Djokovic was allegedly investigated for details on his travel declaration form, where he apparently did not disclose any travel prior to his arrival in Australia – at odds with footage showing him training in Spain ahead of New Years Day.
Both men suggested Djokovic would ‘get away with it’, while Mr Amor claimed ‘most unbiased people would say the guy is an a**hole’ and said ‘they screwed him’ , presumably aimed at immigration authorities and those involved in his appeal and initial detention.
Mr Amor also noted the “poor Czech girl who was sent home”, referring to fellow tennis player Renata Voracova who was arrested by ABF officials on Thursday and later left the country during the weekend after his visa was revoked, after using the same vaccine exemption. reasoning like Djokovic.