He let “No-Vax” have it.
Radio icon and vehement pro-vaxxer Howard Stern is ripping Novak Djokovic over the tennis star’s controversial stance referring to the COVID-19 vaccine.
The suggestions obtained right here as a result of the 20-time Grand Slam champion faces the potential for getting banned from the Australian Open after not disclosing his vaccine standing — being vaccinated is a requirement for noncitizens coming into the nation.
Djokovic’s attorneys argued that the 34-year-old racket wizard didn’t should be vaccinated as he had simply currently recovered from the virus, and was as a result of this reality immunized. In the meantime, the Serbian nationwide has argued in the earlier that getting the jab should be a private decision and by no means mandated by the federal authorities.
Stern let the accused anti-vaxxer have it on a contemporary episode of his radio current, Fox News reported.
“That f – – knut … Djokovic. The Joker, I name him the Joker,” the 68-year-old shock jock fumed. “What a f – – king a – – gap.”
He continued, “The primary I’ve heard of this man is that he doesn’t wish to get his vaccine and he’s operating round … they need to throw him proper the f – – okay out of tennis.”
Moreover, the radio persona urged that Djokovic “might be mendacity” about having COVID-19, and impressed the “D-bag” to “steer clear of different individuals.”
Stern, who went viral in September for calling anti-vaxxer radio personalities “idiots,” moreover blasted the tennis champ’s stance that getting vaccinated should be a personal decision.
“That’s like saying smoking is a personal choice. Effectively, that’s true,” Stern argued. “However don’t smoke in my face, f – – knut. What a dummy. Only a massive, dumb tennis participant.”
Djokovic’s viral vaccination saga began closing month, after the tennis star requested a vaccine exemption to enter the nation based totally on having COVID all through the earlier six months.
Nevertheless, he had his visa revoked upon arrival and spent the weekend isolating in a resort collectively together with his immigration standing in limbo. An Australian select has since reinstated the athlete’s visa and allowed him to journey to the positioning of the Australian Open, nonetheless now authorities officers are investigating factors collectively together with his optimistic PCR report in December, which had been filed in courtroom docket.
In a statement posted to his Instagram, Djokovic admitted that he didn’t immediately isolate after testing optimistic for COVID-19 closing month.
It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not or not or not these factors will affect Djokovic’s capability to remain in Australia and play in the season’s first Grand Slam.