TENNIS (44)

Jan 15, 2022 10:53 PM CST TENNIS
rohaan
rohaanrohaanCoos Bay, Oregon USA252 Threads 14,443 Posts
I’ve been watching the Djocovic (?) story— something ELSE has to be going on. He’s irritated someone with enough power to screw him up, at least temporarily. Twice he has been “OK’d”, then detained yet again. I can’t figure it— there has to be a deep under-story to this. ( It is extremely financially beneficial for Australia to have him play, FFS!) something funky is going on…your thoughts?
Jan 15, 2022 11:06 PM CST TENNIS
Mercedes_00
Mercedes_00Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia22 Threads 32,811 Posts
Lies were caught on his documents..He lied about many things.

Truth of the matter is he should never of been allowed to gain entry from the start

The Australian Open is bigger than any one player
Jan 15, 2022 11:07 PM CST TENNIS
rohaan: I’ve been watching the Djocovic (?) story— something ELSE has to be going on. He’s irritated someone with enough power to screw him up, at least temporarily. Twice he has been “OK’d”, then detained yet again. I can’t figure it— there has to be a deep under-story to this. ( It is extremely financially beneficial for Australia to have him play, FFS!) something funky is going on…your thoughts?
are you sure u been watching Tennis ? laugh wave
Jan 16, 2022 1:24 PM CST TENNIS
rohaan
rohaanrohaanCoos Bay, Oregon USA252 Threads 14,443 Posts
Mercedes_00: Lies were caught on his documents..He lied about many things.

Truth of the matter is he should never of been allowed to gain entry from the start

The Australian Open is bigger than any one player
just found out on the morning news here— he’s out. Probably for the best, all around. I’ve long known that Australians adamantly dislike someone being treated better just because of celebrity…the rest of the world should take a hint…teddybear
Jan 16, 2022 1:30 PM CST TENNIS
tomcattyonline today!
tomcattyonline today!tomcattyCoral Bay, Paphos, Paphos Cyprus447 Threads 6 Polls 9,763 Posts
rohaan: just found out on the morning news here— he’s out. Probably for the best, all around. I’ve long known that Australians adamantly dislike someone being treated better just because of celebrity…the rest of the world should take a hint…
Yes especially when they encourage anti-vaxxers. Which could lead to civil disorder.
Jan 16, 2022 1:31 PM CST TENNIS
Although not from Australia, Oscar Pistorius is a prime example of a well known athlete not getting special treatment after being convicted of killing his girlfriend.

He is a South African sprinter, nicknamed the "Blade Runner," who endured the amputation of both legs as an infant but still became highly active in sports. He took up running at age 16, and within a few months, he had captured gold at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. Pistorius began competing against able-bodied athletes, and in 2012, made history as the first amputee to compete in track events at the Olympics. The following year, Pistorius was arrested for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home.
Jan 16, 2022 3:32 PM CST TENNIS
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK89 Threads 4,048 Posts
Mercedes_00: Lies were caught on his documents..He lied about many things.

Truth of the matter is he should never of been allowed to gain entry from the start

The Australian Open is bigger than any one player
Novak’s absence is Australia’s loss .
The tournament will be degraded as a result of his absence.
Jan 16, 2022 3:34 PM CST TENNIS
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK89 Threads 4,048 Posts
secretagent09: Although not from Australia, Oscar Pistorius is a prime example of a well known athlete not getting special treatment after being convicted of killing his girlfriend.

He is a South African sprinter, nicknamed the "Blade Runner," who endured the amputation of both legs as an infant but still became highly active in sports. He took up running at age 16, and within a few months, he had captured gold at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. Pistorius began competing against able-bodied athletes, and in 2012, made history as the first amputee to compete in track events at the Olympics. The following year, Pistorius was arrested for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home.
He shot his girlfriend. What special treatment did you expect him to get ?
Jan 16, 2022 5:21 PM CST TENNIS
rohaan
rohaanrohaanCoos Bay, Oregon USA252 Threads 14,443 Posts
Youcannow: He shot his girlfriend. What special treatment did you expect him to get ?
Well, if I remember the core of his story, the empathy being canvassed was that he THOUGHT he was shooting an intruder. They had a fight, in the bedroom, which he admitted to. Here is what he said: he fell asleep afterward. He awoke to find her gone from the bedroom. He thought she was in the front or dining room. Hearing noises in the en suite bathroom, he believed there was an intruder. He picked up his loaded gun and immediately walked over to the bathroom, and started firing multiple times. He opened the door to find her - dead from his bullets. He said many times in court ( sadly ironic) “I was trying to protect her..”
The prosecution saw it this way: They had a terrible fight. Both were screaming and yelling. At least one neighbor heard this. She had said something disparaging concerning his disability. She locked herself in the bathroom. He got up, got the gun, and went to the door, yelling and shooting. This would have taken a few minutes, because the angles proven forensically would be him standing full height, which would have taken time because he had to put on his artificial legs. His story was/is so full of holes it’s not funny. He was tried twice, the second time it stuck.
Jan 16, 2022 5:31 PM CST TENNIS
Youcannow: He shot his girlfriend. What special treatment did you expect him to get ?
I didn't say I thought he should get special treatment. What I did was to reiterate on what Rohaan very clearly explained in post #4 about special treatment for people of celebrity status.

In fact...... "Pistorius was not deemed eligible for parole until March 2023, but his lawyer asked South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal to take into account the more than 500 days the athlete had already served in prison after his initial conviction for manslaughter."
Jan 16, 2022 5:43 PM CST TENNIS
rohaan
rohaanrohaanCoos Bay, Oregon USA252 Threads 14,443 Posts
Youcannow: He shot his girlfriend. What special treatment did you expect him to get ?
As far as I can tell, the responders on this thread didn’t expect Oskar to receive special treatment. We’re just discussing the trend, at least in times past, for this to happen. Nixon’s secretary was not held liable for erasing the tapes, even though her defense was lame to the max. (Watch “Rosemary’s Reach..) pertaining to Watergate. Other examples are the actors involved in Natalie Woods’ death.

BTW, I had heard this was being re-investigated. Jon Bonet Ramsey….the list goes on. But the tide is turning. This trend to cover-up is being diluted now-a-days.
Jan 16, 2022 5:49 PM CST TENNIS
tomcattyonline today!
tomcattyonline today!tomcattyCoral Bay, Paphos, Paphos Cyprus447 Threads 6 Polls 9,763 Posts
Youcannow: Novak’s absence is Australia’s loss .
The tournament will be degraded as a result of his absence.
Good riddance to him , he thought he was above the ordinary person, send him back to siberia Serbia.
Jan 16, 2022 5:56 PM CST TENNIS
truheart1941online today!
truheart1941online today!truheart1941brentwood, Essex, England UK82 Threads 1 Polls 33,317 Posts
tomcatty: Good riddance to him , he thought he was above the ordinary person, send him back to siberia Serbia.
.....he,s not above me but above you.................so you can feck off to plymouth..............rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
Jan 16, 2022 6:00 PM CST TENNIS
tomcattyonline today!
tomcattyonline today!tomcattyCoral Bay, Paphos, Paphos Cyprus447 Threads 6 Polls 9,763 Posts
truheart1941: .....he,s not above me but above you.................so you can feck off to plymouth..............
Argyle for he cup cheering cheering cheering cheering cheering tongue
Jan 16, 2022 7:31 PM CST TENNIS
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia98 Threads 18 Polls 9,266 Posts
All the other tennis players have to be vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption, I think we threw one of the women out last week and she just went quietly.

If we hypothetically take on board the loony crap that vaccines are a bad thing, then he would consider himself to have an unfair advantage over those he would've competed against.

He's dodged the 3 year exclusion period that ordinary people get, which explains why he hasn't made a big hissyfit speech. I'm sure we're not the only country rejecting germ farmers.
Jan 16, 2022 8:35 PM CST TENNIS
rohaan
rohaanrohaanCoos Bay, Oregon USA252 Threads 14,443 Posts
pat8lanips: All the other tennis players have to be vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption, I think we threw one of the women out last week and she just went quietly.

If we hypothetically take on board the loony crap that vaccines are a bad thing, then he would consider himself to have an unfair advantage over those he would've competed against.

He's dodged the 3 year exclusion period that ordinary people get, which explains why he hasn't made a big hissyfit speech. I'm sure we're not the only country rejecting germ farmers.
Excellent and equitable commentary.thumbs up thumbs up
Jan 17, 2022 12:12 AM CST TENNIS
the same happened when Hitler came to power

Jews and blacks were not welcome in the olympics ,at least Hitler had the decency to let them compete
Jan 17, 2022 2:24 AM CST TENNIS
Dedovix: the same happened when Hitler came to power

Jews and blacks were not welcome in the olympics ,at least Hitler had the decency to let them compete
doh doh doh doh doh doh doh
Jan 17, 2022 2:26 AM CST TENNIS
Dedovix: the same happened when Hitler came to power

Jews and blacks were not welcome in the olympics ,at least Hitler had the decency to let them compete
Words fail me doh
Jan 17, 2022 2:35 AM CST TENNIS
ChesneyChrist
ChesneyChristChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK10,823 Posts
rohaan: I’ve been watching the Djocovic (?) story— something ELSE has to be going on. He’s irritated someone with enough power to screw him up, at least temporarily. Twice he has been “OK’d”, then detained yet again. I can’t figure it— there has to be a deep under-story to this. ( It is extremely financially beneficial for Australia to have him play, FFS!) something funky is going on…your thoughts?
They've got more money than sense. It isn't finances, our material wellbeing or even health that motivates these stupid spoilt status whores.
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