Novak Djokovic: Anti-vaccine athletes seen as “idols” for refusing the dose of Covid-19

In case of Novak Djokovic was quite famous around the world. The Serbian tennis player who occupies Number 1 in the ATP ranking, he was seen as a victim in the eyes of the science deniers, the anti-vaccines.

Djokovic, defending champion Australian Open, it was deported from the big island of Oceania after losing his legal battle before the Australian justice. The result was the visa cancellation for three years.

The French government even stipulated that Nole will not be welcome at Roland Garros if you don’t have the Covid-19 vaccine.

Nole was greeted like a hero upon his arrival in Belgrade. Officials of the Serbian Olympic Committee and the Serbian Prime Minister offered public statements showing their disagreement with Djokovic.

“I am disappointed and I think this has shown how the rule of law works in other countries. That is to say, how it does not work”, said the minister Ana Brnabic.

Novak Djokovic does not have the covid-19 vaccine and has been seen as hero for the anti-vaccine guild. One more victim of the “oppression towards freedoms”. Wrong situation and used to make the application of the vial, a conspiracy as part of a disinformation campaign.

According to his lawyers, Nole tested positive in December and attended public events knowing that he had contagious capacity.

Misinformation as a cause

High-performance athletes such as the NBA star, Kyrie Irving. the field marshal Aaron Rodgers and the Bayern Munich midfielder, Joshua Kimmich have been involved in controversy after deny the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine.

In accordance with Dan Lebowitz, executive director of Northeastern University Center for Sport in Society Studies, these athletes are not exempt from misinformation.

“They are different individuals. They have different views and are no different than the rest of humanity,” Lebowitz said. “We live in a world where we have drifted far from the core set of facts.

The vast majority of athletes residing in the United States and internationally they are vaccinated. However, there is within these same athletes lives the disinformation on sustained or controversial topics.