Let Novak IN? Calls for tennis superstar NOT to be deported because he donated $25,000 to help Australia during the deadly bushfires
The world number one was widely celebrated when he generously matched fellow tennis star Maria Sharapova‘s financial pledge to help out those who saw their properties destroyed and livelihoods ruined.
Twitter user Pat Ianni reminded Australians that Djokovic happily pass on $25,000 to those in Aussies dire need.
Mr Ianni labelled the recent treatment of Djokovic an ’embarrassment to the world’ after the Serbian’s visa was sensationally denied on Thursday morning.
‘This man donated $25k when Australia had the bushfires and this is the treatment he gets Australia is an embarrassment to the world,’ he wrote.
Another one of Djokovic’s supporters wrote: ‘This makes me cringe…..I am so embarrassed. Some one give Novak his money back!!’
Djokovic has been sent to a quarantine hotel and is set to be deported within hours after Australian border officials cancelled his visa.
He was detained at Melbourne Airport overnight in a guarded room and grilled by border officials until 5am after landing in Australia about 11pm on Wednesday.
Djokovic was moved to a hotel in Carlton in Melbourne’s inner-city under police guard on Thursday night, as authorities arrange a deportation flight back to Serbia.