Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic won’t get the chance to compete at the U.S. Open due to the Biden Regime’s COVID-19 jab requirement for non-U.S. citizens.
“My body my choice”
But Novak Djokovic is banned from participating in US Open for being unvaccinated. “His body my choice”#LetNovakPlay
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) July 20, 2022
I’m not sure what this accomplishes? https://t.co/frTdkfAeMW
— Marty Makary MD, MPH (@MartyMakary) July 20, 2022
“The U.S. Open does not have a vaccination mandate in place for players, but it will respect the U.S. government’s position regarding travel into the country for unvaccinated non-U.S. citizens,” Newsmax reported.
“The CDC requires foreign travelers to the United States to be fully vaccinated before getting on their flights, according to the agency.”
”The only good news I can have is them removing the mandated green vaccine card… to enter the United States. Or exemption,” Djokovic told ABC News on Sunday after winning his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title. ”Based on all the information that I got, I decided not to take the vaccine.”
This will be the second consecutive year Djokovic will not play in the tournament, according to the ABC News report.
According to the report, despite being unvaccinated, U.S. player Tennys Sandgren is still allowed to be in the tournament.
”Pretty shameful that the USTA won’t fight for an exemption for Novak,” he said in a June 16 Twitter post. ”No surprise the government hasn’t changed its archaic policy. I can play but he can’t? Ridiculous.”
In response, a petition asking to allow the pureblood to compete at the U.S. Open is picking up tens of thousands of signatures.
The Change.org petition had over 17,400 signatures as of Wednesday afternoon and called for the USTA and the U.S. government to “work together to allow [Djokovic] to play.”
“There is absolutely no reason at this stage of the pandemic to not allow Djokovic to play at the US Open 2022,” the petition read.
“U.S. Government and USTA must work together to allow him to play. If unvaccinated American players can play, Djokovic as one of the legends of the game must be allowed to play. MAKE IT HAPPEN, USTA!”
US Open 2022: Petition asking to allow Novak Djokovic to compete receives over 17,000 signatures https://t.co/UBqPF1nolH
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 21, 2022
The US Open has confirmed Novak Djokovic isn’t allowed to play because he refuses to get a covid shot that doesn’t work. Now tens of thousands of tennis fans are signing a petition arguing to let Novak play. https://t.co/hanzdVWXaW
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 20, 2022
Fox News noted:
Djokovic, who is not vaccinated, was deported from Australia back in January after traveling there for the Australian Open. At the time, the ATP said that 97% of its top 100 players had been vaccinated against COVID-19.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Open released a statement stating that while the tournament has no mandate, it will adhere to federal guidelines.