Srdjan Djokovic said the Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross and now it’s his son Novak who is being crucified.
Djokovic announced on Tuesday he was granted a medical exemption for the Australian Open and he landed in Melbourne on January 5.
After being detained for nine hours at the Melbourne Airport, Djokovic was told his visa was cancelled and to leave the country.
“Jesus was crucified on the cross, and everything was done to him, but he is alive among us even now. Now Novak is being crucified, they are doing everything to him,” Srdjan said, per Gaspar Ribeiro Lanca.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison took to Twitter to confirm Djokovic’s visa was cancelled.
“Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules. Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID, we are continuing to be vigilant,” Morrison tweeted.
Djokovic’s father called out Morrison
“The leader of that faraway land, Scott Morrison… Dared to attack Novak and expel him before he had reached their country. They had wanted to throw him to his knees, and not just him, but our beautiful Serbia,” Srdjan said.
“It’s a shameful decision. Deportation. All of us need to go out and welcome him [when he comes back]. I can’t talk to my son; they present him as a criminal. I’m lost for words for all what they have done to him.”
Djokovic’s mother Dijana also called out Australian authorities.
“It is very difficult for me to go through this. No one deserved this kind of treatment, especially not him. This is a political position, that he cannot play, it is a scandal. To put him in dirty hotels, to have no contact with us, is an unprecedented treatment,” Dijana Djokovic said.