Tennis fans boo COVID-19 vaccination roll-out during Australian Open presentation
Tennis fans have booed and jeered as officials thanked the Victorian Government and discussed the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out after Sunday night’s Australian Open final.
Novak Djokovic won a record ninth Australian Open crown with a straight sets win over Daniil Medvedev.
Jayne Hrdlicka, Chairwoman and Board President of Tennis Australia, copped a barrage of boos during her speech.
Djokovic has previously expressed opposition to compulsory coronavirus vaccinations for tennis players.
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3AW sports reporter Shane McInnes told 3AW Breakfast it was embarrassing for Melbourne, Victoria and Australia.
“I was stunned,” he said.
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But Tony Jones said much of Ms Hrdlicka’s speech was inappropriate.
“It’s not a political platform,” he said.
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