Here's how social media users are reacting to Novak Djokovic's medical exemption

Djokovic is given medical exemption as well as permission to play in the Australian Open without being vaccinated against COVID-19

By Web Desk
January 05, 2022
Novak Djokovic. —AFP/File

Social media users showed anger after Serbian World number one Tennis star Novak Djokovic was given the medical exemption and was also granted permission to play in the upcoming Australian Open 2022 in Melbourne, without being vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Novak, also announced on his official Twitter handle that he was given permission.

He tweeted: "Happy New Year! Wishing you all health, love, and joy in every moment and may you feel love and respect towards all beings on this wonderful planet."

I've spent fantastic quality time with loved ones over break and today I'm heading Down Under with exemption permission. Let's go 2022," the tweet read.

Australian Open organisers, in a statement, also confirmed his arrival in Australia

"Djokovic applied for a medical exemption which was granted following a rigorous review process involving two separate independent panels of medical experts," the statement said.

Meanwhile, the social media users are showing their frustration regarding the medical exemption, 

 Just take a look: 

A journalist Glenn Greenwald said that while Australian officials have been "flamboyantly insisting they will bar tennis players from their country unless they are vaccinated or have a medical excuse" Djokovic "qualifies for an exemption!"

Kevin Bartlett, a former Australian Rules player, stated that Australians have been "taken for fools."