Novak Djokovic practices at Rod Laver Arena ahead of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park, in Melbourne, Australia, January 11, 2022. (Kelly Defina/Pool via Reuters)

If Novak Djokovic won’t play by Australia’s rules, then he shouldn’t be allowed to play at all.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE Y ou would think that a professional athlete would understand the concept of playing by the rules.

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is having some trouble in Australia. Australian rules require that foreigners arriving in Australia be vaccinated against Covid-19. Djokovic refuses to be vaccinated but showed up for the Australian Open anyway, and then made things worse for himself by lying on his immigration paperwork. Australia has canceled his visa — twice, thanks to legal wrangling — and now proposes to deport him.

Which it should.

Australia, like the United States and every other country with a democratic government, passes some bad laws

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