American surfing great Kelly Slater is calling out the Aussies for their insane COVID-19 vaccination policies.
Yahoo reports on American surfer Kelly Slater:
American surf champ Kelly Slater has been warned he can’t compete in Australia without a COVID jab after he slammed the “virtuous vaccinated” in a post on social media.
Australian Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck quickly pointed out that there’s “no chance” Slater, 49, can come into the country to compete in two World Surf League championship events this spring — the Rip Curl Pro south of Melbourne, and the Margaret River Pro in Western Australia — unless he’s vaccinated.
Slater has not revealed his vaccination status…
“I reckon he knows the rules,” said Colbeck, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a surfer, or a tennis player, a tourist or anyone else, those are the rules. They apply to everyone.”
Colbeck’s warning came after Slater, an 11-time world surfing champ, slammed Australian officials earlier this month in response to a New York Times Instagram post about Novak Djokovic. The Serbian tennis star was deported from the country on Sunday, the eve of the Australian Open, because he refused to be vaccinated.
“Maybe Stockholm Syndrome can now change its name to Melbourne/Australia Syndrome,” wrote an irritated Slater.
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