Djokovic Likely to Play in French Open

Photo: Getty Images [via BBC]

The Facts

  • Novak Djokovic is likely to defend his title in May's French Open after the French government announced vaccine passports will no longer be needed to access venues from 14 March.

  • The #1 ranked tennis player was deported from Australia after immigration minister Alex Hawke canceled his visa, ending his bid to win the Australian Open.

The Spin

Right narrative

Djokovic's Australian deportation revealed a hysteric fear of vaccine skepticism. With a 94% French vaccination rates, the rule relaxation will only improve life and the economy for the French.

Left narrative

Djokovic is using his status as a public figure to spread dangerous anti-vaxx sentiment - his example threatens the health of people more medically vunerable than him.

Political split