Amid Novak Djokovic’s COVID-19 vaccination controversy, Howard Stern blasted the ‘massive dumb tennis participant’ for not caring about anybody else and that he must be thrown ‘proper the f— out of tennis.’
Howard Stern did not maintain again his emotions about Novak Djokovic throughout Tuesday’s Howard Stern Present on SiriusXM. “That f-cknut, Djokovic,” mentioned Howard, 68. “The joker, I name him the joker. What a f-cking a–gap.” Novak, 34, has refused to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, and Australian authorities detained him when he flew into the nation on Jan. 5, forward of the Australian Open. Australian nationwide legislation requires folks to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID earlier than getting into, and after a authorized back-and-forth, Novick was allowed to remain – for now.
Howard Stern goes off on “f**knut” Novak Djokovic: “Throw him proper the f**okay out of tennis.” pic.twitter.com/9VbE9Zw0Be
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This didn’t sit effectively with Howard. “The primary I’ve heard of this man is that he doesn’t wanna get his vaccine, and he’s working round, no person’s [clear what his status is], they need to throw him proper the fuck out of tennis. That’s it. Goodbye,” he mentioned. Howard’s co-host, Robin Quivers, introduced up how Novak and his spouse came down with COVID, which didn’t calm Howard down. “He’s a douchebag. Douche. He’s a f-ckwit,” mentioned Stern.
“He doesn’t care about anybody else,” continued Howard. “His assertion was, ‘Getting vaccinated is a non-public resolution and it shouldn’t be mandated.’ Effectively, keep away from different folks. That’s like saying smoking is a non-public resolution. Effectively, that’s true. However don’t smoke in my face, f-cknut. What a dummy. Only a massive dumb tennis participant.”
Although he was one of many “handful” of individuals granted a medical exemption to Australian legislation, Djokovic was detained when he arrived on the Australian border, and his visa was canceled. A choose dominated that the tennis star was handled unfairly, and ordered his launch from an immigration detention heart, per The New York Times. “I'm happy and grateful that the choose overturned my visa cancellation,” he posted on Instagram afterward. “Regardless of all that has occurred prior to now week, I wish to keep and to attempt to compete on the Australian Open. I stay centered on that.”
Djokovic’s stance on vaccines isn’t a secret. “Personally, I'm opposed to vaccination, and I wouldn’t wish to be pressured by somebody to take a vaccine so as to have the ability to journey,” he mentioned throughout a Fb Dwell session, per Newsweek. “But when it turns into obligatory, what is going to occur? I should decide. I've my very own ideas concerning the matter and whether or not these ideas will change in some unspecified time in the future, I don’t know.”