Novak Djokovic faces being banned from the French Open in France after his deportation from Australia

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Novak Djokovic faces being banned from the French Open in France after his deportation from Australia

Tennis star, Novak Djokovic could face more trouble at the next Grand Slam after France insisted on a covid pass barring the unvaccinated from all sports arenas.

 

The French Open is the next Slam in the tennis calendar taking place in May and Djokovic was expected to participate without complication, but the new Covid Pass could see him banned. 

 

France’s lower house voted by 215 to 58 to give final approval to a vaccine pass that will exclude the unvaccinated from restaurants, sports arenas and other venues. It will apply to everybody over the age of 16 and the law will take effect shortly, meaning it will throw Djokovic’s participation at Roland Garros in doubt.

 

Stanislas Guerin, who represents the 17th and 18th arrondissements in Paris, said: ‘Djokovic’s behaviour was irresponsible. Australia is a sovereign country which makes it rules and the rules should be respected. 

 

‘We can’t have two weights and two measures regarding the Covid Pass. If you are…



Source: Linda Ikeji