Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has responded to statements he made in favor of unvaccinated athletes by declaring that it would not be “morally acceptable” to enable them to compete in this year’s Australian Open.
According to tennis great Andy Murray, it’s “morally unacceptable” for sportsmen to be forced to get a vaccination against their will. He made waves in Australia on Tuesday by demanding that his home Grand Slam be canceled. There are doubts over Novak Djokovic’s participation in the Australian Open in January because of a government mandate that all players take the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine before competing. His subsequent statement stated that his words had been taken out of context.
Unvaccinated Players Are No Longer Supported By Nick Kyrgios
In a video posted on his Instagram account, he said that his statements had been taken out of context. And, as he said, “he thinks the phrase was taken out of context to infer that he would wish to cancel the Australian Open.” Many Melbourne residents may relate to this, having been through hell and back several times. Since you’ve been under lockdown for around 300 days, he believes that your freedom has been revoked or somehow limited.
Nick Kyrgios, an Australian tennis player, believes it is immoral for players from other countries who have not been vaccinated to visit our country. Since the coronavirus pandemic started, Melbourne has had the most total days closed out of any other Australian city, with the exception of Sydney. This is the first time he has publicly said that he has been “double-vaccinated,” but Kyrgios does not think it is fair to push anybody, much fewer athletes, into being vaccinated against their will since it does not seem right to him.
He continued that Kyrie Irving and Novak Djokovic are two instances of athletes who have given and sacrificed a lot in their respective sports. In spite of the fact that millions of people look up to them as role models and world-class athletes, he believes that forcing someone to get vaccinated is wrong. In this situation, there are alternative choices.
Irving, the Brooklyn Nets point guard, has defied the city of New York’s requirement to get the Covid-19 immunization, notwithstanding the edict. This year’s Australian Open might be in jeopardy since Novak Djokovic has refused to reveal his vaccination status and indicated last month that “the current state of events” could prevent him from competing. Djokovic became Wimbledon winner for the second year in a row.
The sports minister of Victoria state (the state’s capital is Melbourne) emphasized that unvaccinated athletes, supporters, and event employees will not be allowed to participate. Minister Martin Pakula claims to be a huge admirer of Nick Kyrgios and that he stands up and shouts for him at every game. As far as he knows, he doesn’t want to battle him, and he certainly doesn’t want to face Nick Kyrgios, but he couldn’t understand why. According to Pakula, the child “absolutely adores Nick Kyrgios and is always cheering for him whenever he plays.” Should the Australian Open be postponed since they have been under lockdown for so long? The pace is too much for him to keep up with. In this case, he claims, the reverse is true. Melbourne, Victoria, and Australia as a whole are drooling at the prospect of hosting significant sporting events.
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