Australian Open? No, Australian Closed!
This week has been such a whirlwind! First, tennis star Novak Djokovic was given a medical exemption to play in the Australian Open this year. But, when we all woke up today, we found out that he was detained at Melbourne Airport by the Australian Border Force. His visa was cancelled, he is now in a hotel controlled by immigration officials, and he faces deportation. It’s been a dramatic and hectic 24 hours, and of course, Australians are sending tweets to sum up their feelings about Novak Djokovic in hilarious ways. Expect throwbacks to Johnny Depp’s Pistol and Boo, spicy tennis takes, and more! Without further ado, here are just some funny tweets about the Novak Djokovic situation.
When will the Border Security episode featuring Novak Djokovic air? Asking for a million friends
— Antoinette Lattouf (@antoinette_news) January 5, 2022
The important thing to remember about Novak Djokovic being denied entry to Australia after spending a day in the airport thinking he was more important than everyone else is that it is incredibly funny.
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) January 5, 2022
Not now honey mommy has to know if novak djokovic is getting deported or not pic.twitter.com/mB667mnSdT
— Di 🔪 (@evildaya) January 5, 2022
The Manus Island Open is thrilled to announce wild card entrant Novak Djokovic
— The Shovel (@TheShovel) January 5, 2022
Novak Djokovic has been found in violation of Australia’s strict bio security laws and has been euthanised
— dan nolan (@dannolan) January 5, 2022
JUST IN: Novak Djokovic, the number one tennis player in the world, has been denied entry into Australia because he is unvaccinated.
Roger Federer would not have made this mistake, just saying.
— Aaron Parnas (@AaronParnas) January 5, 2022
Aussie borders have always been pretty harsh: pic.twitter.com/kqLL05huxv
— Seth Myers-Briggs (@Budulnya) January 5, 2022
I honestly feel sorry for Novak Djokovic. I haven’t seen someone stuck at Melbourne Airport that long since Tiger Airways was in business.
— Byron Kaye (@byronkaye) January 5, 2022
This Djokovic deportation is going to get me through at least 2-3 hours of living in a prolonged, inescapable, divisive, hostile pandemic
— anna s-r (@annaspargoryan) January 5, 2022
This mf called tennys 🤣 https://t.co/M5rVujghAZ
— keen online poster (@keen_poster) January 5, 2022
Novak Djokovic's tennis shoes finding out they won't be participating in the Australian Open. pic.twitter.com/jRY5CT3CeF
— Nick Walker (@nickw84) January 5, 2022
i’m hearing border force have placed djokovic in the glass prison from x-men they put magneto in
— the banks are out of money (@mrgracemugabe) January 5, 2022
Message to Novak Djokovic pic.twitter.com/U5Jv35IIoJ
— Ian Ford (@ij_ford) January 5, 2022
Clearly Novak Djokovic never watched Border Control Australia cos they are sticklers for their rules and don’t take no shit from nobody
— Dr Panti Bliss-Cabrera (@PantiBliss) January 5, 2022
Novak Djokovic given a detention after handing in a sick note signed "My Mum."
— Alan Baxter ♛ (@AlanBixter) January 5, 2022
i feel like barnaby joyce publicly executing novak djokovic for breaching border security would really bring the nation together and give us a much needed release valve.
— ignore me im on holidays (@cameronwilson) January 5, 2022
live scenes of Novak Djokovic trying to get into Australia pic.twitter.com/XPewAazwcW
— Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) January 5, 2022
Novak Djokovic supporters take to the streets of Melbourne. pic.twitter.com/7lAXrLaVsI
— Titus O'Reily (@TitusOReily) January 5, 2022
they say novak djokovic doesn’t lose but he lost that visa real quick 🤷♀️
— leens🍎 (@Ieensv5) January 5, 2022
🚨🚨BREAKING🚨🚨 En route back from Australia, Novak Djokovic has become lodged in the Suez Canal
— alex kealy (@alexkealy) January 5, 2022
It seems the issue with Novak Djokovic’s visa application is that under the dotted line where it says ‘do not write under this space’ he wrote ‘okay’.
— Rudi Edsall (@RudiEdsall) January 5, 2022
— This is (@AsmahMahmood) January 5, 2022
novak djokovic won’t read your tweet making fun of him, but i will. and i’ll laugh and hit the little heart button
— Michael Lucy (@MmichaelLlucy) January 5, 2022
— Dr Kirstin Ferguson (@kirstinferguson) January 5, 2022
Surely in the true spirit of the #AusOpen , Djokovic does not get deported but is instead “bundled out”
— Greg Jericho (@GrogsGamut) January 5, 2022