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Australian Open: The surreal day in which Djokovic beat the Australian Government: porn in court and pepper spray against his followers

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Australian Open: The surreal day in which Djokovic beat the Australian Government: porn in court and pepper spray against his followers

Number one fans celebrated their freedom, while awaiting the final verdict from the Australian Immigration Minister, who has exceptional powers to cancel their visa again.

Djokovic supporters celebrating the court’s verdict in Melbourne.AP

There were so many people trying to access the Melbourne Federal Court online hearing on Monday that the page crashed four times in less than an hour. There was no way to start. Even the technicians tried unsuccessfully to open various links to enter the livestream of the court. It was not a good idea because the audio from the 20,000 users connected.

Techno music was playing in the background. The best came later, when they are something similar to the Serbian anthem accompanied by an annoying beep similar to those of Internet connections with a telephone modem. The final fireworks was when a porn video was caught live.

Anyone would think that a day that starts out that way can only go down. No surprises. Calmer. More bland. But the opposite happened. Ask the fans who ate the police pepper spray after trying to rob a black Mercedes in which they thought their idolized Nole was being detained.

But let’s go back to the surreal beginning of the day. After the porn and many interruptions due to technical problems in the audience, the protagonist of the first soap opera of the year, Novak Djokovic, I won the game I was playing against the Australian Government. No one was betting on his court victory after his lawyers challenged the cancellation of his visa. But the Serbian got away with it.

It was not because he landed in Melbourne last Wednesday with a medical exemption to the vaccine valid in the eyes of a judge. The health issue, the main basis for the Djokovic case in the country with one of the toughest policies against the pandemic, took a back seat.

The Serbian tennis player got the magistrate Anthony Kelly he would cancel the cancellation of his visa and order his immediate release due to an awkwardness of the immigration agency officials who detained him.

His lawyers played cards well with Australian Migration Law in hand. They succeeded in getting the Government to acknowledge that the agents had not given the tennis player enough time after notifying him of the intention to cancel his visa so that he could speak with his advisers, or to prepare an interrogation in which the only thing that the border agents understood well is that the tennis player had not been vaccinated. And that, in the nation with millions of citizens jaded with continuous shutdowns and rushing to comply with vaccine mandates, could not be tolerated. The problem is that they did not arrest the tennis star following the times established by the law.

“Now we know that it was the exaggerated Australian border officials, and not the best tennis player in the world, who broke the rules,” he wrote on the pages of the Australian newspaper. The Age The chronicler Chip Le Grand.

The bungling of the agents, broken down by the judge, can be summed up in a couple of notes: they promised to let Djokovic speak with his team at 8.30 am, but canceled his visa 48 minutes before. In addition, to the superstar, who has become the Cid Campeador of the anti-vaccines, one of the officials pressured him to continue the interrogation without speaking to anyone because he wanted to solve the problem before the end of his shift.

PLAY THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN?

“Nole! Nole!”, The followers shouted euphoric in front of the court building upon hearing the court ruling. Everyone assumed that the tennis player would play the Australian Open, a tournament that he has already won nine times, and where he could be crowned the player with the most Grand Slam in history. The idea sounded good to noisy fans.

But they did not count on the fact that within the court there was still a lawyer representing the Australian Government and that he pulled the name of a last player from his sleeve who, with a single call, and this time complying with the law, you can send Djokovic back to Serbia.

The winner of the new match that started after the judge’s verdict is in the hands of Alex hawke, Minister of Immigration who has exceptional powers to cancel the tennis player’s visa again. If this happens, Djokovic will face a ban from entering Australia for the next three years.

The small jug of cold water thrown by the Executive’s lawyer did not dampen the joy among the Serbian community in Melbourne, which has been demonstrating in support of Djokovic since last Thursday in front of the Park Hotel, used by the authorities as a detention center for immigrants and where the tennis player was coexisting until this Monday with 35 refugees and asylum seekers.

While many followers of the Tensita also celebrated their judicial victory at the door of the hotel, inside the accommodation the human dramas of people who carry up to nine years going through different detention centers. “Free them all,” shouted some refugee defenders who had also gathered in front of the hotel. Their demands were quickly silenced by the celebratory cheers of the tennis player’s supporters.

The fans and their screams ended up marching to the Melbourne law firm where Nole was located. With them also went all the television cameras, leaving the refugees again in the medical and institutional oblivion in which they were before Djokovic’s arrival at the hotel.

The fans continued their party in front of the offices of the Serbian champion’s lawyers, until confusing rumors came from Serbia, where the tennis player’s family was saying that the Australian authorities pretend to lock him up again.

That did not please many of the protesters, who decided to rob a car that was leaving the building. The day that began with a porn video sneaking into the server that broadcast the verdict in favor of the tennis player live, ended with the police dispersing their followers with pepper spray.



Reference from elmundo