Piers Morgan has weighed in on the debate surrounding Novak Djokovic after the tennis star was forced to leave Australia.
The world number one’s place at the Australian Open later this month has been thrown into doubt following issues with his visa application.
As a result Border Force officials rejected his visa and informed he that he would be flown out of Melbourne on Thursday.
The tennis star’s lawyers are set to appeal the decision.
Australian health minister Greg Hunt confirmed the update when he said Djokovic would be sent home citing a failure to provide “appropriate standards of proof” to be allowed to enter the country.
Officials had discovered an issue with the Serbian’s documents , which caused them to deny Djokovic immediate entry until the issue had been ironed out.
The saga left plenty of people commenting on the situation, including Djokovic’s father who said his son was being held captive.
He also threatened to gather on the street if Border Force officials didn’t let him go in “half an hour”.
Understandably the news that Djokovic’s visa was rejected has been met with a host of reaction including from former Good Morning Britain presenter Morgan.
He took to Twitter to voice his opinion saying: “The Djokovic saga is not about whether you believe in Covid vaccines, but whether you believe famous sports stars should play by the same rules as everyone else.
“He has the right not to be jabbed, and Australia has the right to chuck him out for making a dodgy visa application.”
Djokovic had cited medical privacy for his silence on the subject of vaccination, but in order to enter the state of Victoria without a medical exemption, travellers must be able to prove they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The Serb told fans on social media he had been given “exemption permission” to travel , and that he would be heading to Australia to compete after all.
But as he was making his way Down Under, reports began to emerge of the visa problem .
His rejection is now the latest chapter in a saga which shows no signs of ending soon with the tennis star’s lawyers set to appeal the decision.