The radio personality, 68, ranted about Djokovic during the latest episode of his SiriusXM radio show. He also said the athlete, 34, should be banned from playing tennis.
Harsh Words For The Athlete
“That f–knut … Djokovic,” he said. “The joker. I call him the joker. What a f–king a–hole.”
Djokovic has chosen not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and he still traveled internationally for the Australian Open despite protocols. According to reports, he is allegedly being investigated by The Australian Border Force for submitting a false travel declaration upon his arrival in the country.
“The first I’ve heard of this guy is that he doesn’t want to get his vaccine. They should throw him right the f–k out of tennis. That’s it. Goodbye,” Stern noted.
Stern Calls Djokovic A ‘Dummy’
Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers said Djokovic’s reason for not getting vaccinated was because he had COVID at the beginning of the pandemic.
“Who knows, he could be lying,” the “Private Parts” star pointed out.
“He’s a douchebag,” Stern added. “He’s a f–knut. You should be out of tennis. He doesn’t care about anyone else.”
He continued, “Stay away from other people. That’s like saying smoking is a private decision. Well, that’s true. But don’t smoke in my face, f–knut. What a dummy.”
Stern then called Djokovic “a big dumb tennis player,” adding, “If you wanna talk tennis, I’ll talk to you. Other than that you should shut your mouth.”
According to NBC News, Djokovic recently admitted to giving a false statement on his travel form to get into The Land Down Under. In addition, he failed to immediately isolate after testing positive for COVID-19 last month.
He took to Instagram to address the issues, describing them as “continuing misinformation” regarding his movements after contracting coronavirus on December 16.
In his post, the men’s tennis number one revealed he attended a basketball game in Belgrade on December 14. Djokovic said he took a rapid antigen test two days later, despite having no symptoms. The result came back negative, but out of an “abundance of caution,” he took a PCR test the same day.
Not Following Quarantine Protocols
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Before knowing he got a positive test, Djokovic said he attended a tennis event in Serbia to present awards to children on December 17. After getting his positive result that day, he claimed he canceled all his commitments except for his interview and photoshoot with French sports newspaper L’Equipe.
“I felt obligated to go ahead … but did ensure I socially distanced and wore a mask except when my photograph was being taken,” Djokovic stated. “While I went home after the interview to isolate for the required period, on reflection, this was an error of judgment.”
As for his travel declaration form to get into Australia, Djokovic blamed “human error” by his support team.
On the form, he declared that he had not traveled in the last 14 days before his flight to Australia, despite being spotted in Spain and Serbia within that timeframe.
The tennis star said the error was “certainly not deliberate.”
He added, “My agent sincerely apologizes for the administrative mistake in ticking the incorrect box.”