Novak Djokovic took to social media to make his case against all the allegations and heat he’s been getting.
In an Instagram post, Djokovic admits mistakes were made on his application and how he handled his isolation.
Djokovic said there was an in his Australian travel declaration — the wrong box for prior travel was ticked indicating the world No. 1 was home in Serbia 14 days prior to departure when reality was he went to Spain to train before heading Down Under. Djokovic blamed that on a human error not by him but by his agent who got thrown under the bus, and also on the pandemic, which apparently makes people fail to properly fill out forms.
“My agent sincerely apologizes for the administrative mistake in ticking the incorrect box,” he wrote. “This was a human error and certainly not deliberate. We are living in challenging times in a global pandemic and sometimes this mistakes can occur.”
Now to the main issue of his post-positive appearances in Serbia.
Djokovic explained it by making the case that he was tested on the 16th but didn’t get the result until late on the 17th. And he admits he should never have taken part in the L’Equipe photoshoot on the 18th.
So in Novak’s head…. My basketball buddy I was with just tested positive, so I’ll just go visit to a award event for kids while I wait for my result, and not wear a mask?
Then, once I get my positive result I’ll still do the photoshoot, again without my mask?
“I felt obliged to go ahead and conduct the L’Equipe interview as I didn’t want to let the journalist down, but did ensure I socially distanced and wore a mask except when my photograph was being taken.”
(You didn’t want to let the photographer down?!?!?! Why write that????)
“While I went home after the interview to isolate for the required period, on reflection, this was an error of judgment and I accept that I should have rescheduled this commitment,” he added.
Sorry, none of that makes any sense. Even the mom had trouble explaining it and the brother smartly cut the power when the question came up.
So I’m able to forgive the mistake on the form — that happens. But I can’t buy his excuse for being out in public both positive and maskless. And according to court documents, he received the positive test result on the 16th, not the 17th as he put in his post. But alas, maybe another mistake he can blame on the pandemic. And is there contact tracing in Serbia? What about those kids, the L’Equipe staff?
Djokovic says he wanted to clear up any “misinformation”, but he and his family keep making it worse. And in the background, the Australian government’s immigration office is debating whether to take away his visa.
There’s also online discussion over the validity of his positive test, which if proven to be fake, could be the final blow in this saga and possibly his career. There’s a ton at stake.
Originally I thought he’d get sent back, now he’s muddied the water so much it will take days and days to see through everything, and by then the tournament will be underway and they’ll let him stay.
But for Djokovic, irreparable damage has been done, and there’s likely more coming.
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Sean, this is starting to sound like an unhealthy obsession. No it is not believable. But then if the rulebook stops supporting ”the situation at hand” you throw it out. Especially during these times when the rulebooks lack quite a lot of credibility as they change by the week and by country.
Nole prob do not want to take the jab. Maybe his problem is that he is so healthy he has not gotten sick. Came to mind did he not have a book written? Have not read it but it might even have a bigger influence against covid than a random overweight bloke having a shot of something that is payed by taxpayers and has been made by a company that probably (cochrane institute I believable is one that tries to keep up) has been SENTENCED to over a billion US $ for hiding research results that would speak AGAINST letting out a prescription drug on the market.
Try to eat well, sleep well, exercize, keep up a good spirit – take care of youre immune system – cheapest way for all. Except drug companies.
January 12th, 2022 at 3:43 am