‘Please Record the Awkward Moment:’ Andy Murray Slams Former British Politician Amidst Novak Djokovic Deportation Mess

Published 01/09/2022, 9:39 PM EST


The case of Novak Djokovic and his detention in Australia is all anyone can discuss right now. Not only are players and fans involved in the case, but so are Australian and Serbian politicians. Sir Andy Murray of Great Britain, a fellow World No. 1, has given his thoughts on the matter too, albeit cheekily so.

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Nigel Farage is a former member of the European parliament who is now a broadcaster. He posted a video recently of himself with Djordje, the brother of Novak Djokovic. To this, Andy Murray had a clever reply, which surely must have made Farage introspect his political stance.

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Andy Murray reminds Farage of his pro-deportation views

Farage posted a video recently on Twitter, where he walked around Novak Djokovic’s trophy room, alongside his brother Djordje. Novak’s father, Srdjan, was also present in the room.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 26, 2021. Britain’s Andy Murray during a press conference Pool. via REUTERS/Florian Eisele

Andy Murray quickly responded to the Tweet, giving Farage a reality check. Commenting on Farage’s original post, Andy Murray reminded the politician-turned-broadcaster of his pro-deportation views his entire career.

Murray cheekily asked Farage to “record the awkward moment” when he tells Novak Djokovic’s family that he “spent most of your career campaigning to have people from Eastern Europe deported.”

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This comment comes in the midst of a tense situation in Melbourne, where Novak Djokovic faces potential deportation. The World No. 1 has been living in detention at the mercy of border forces. In fact, they even canceled his visa, following which the champion’s legal team appealed to the Federal Court of Australia.

Liam Broady can’t wrap his head around it either

It isn’t just Andy Murray who finds Nigel Farage’s presence with Djokovic’s family ironic. In fact, fellow British tennis star and current British No. 4 Liam Broady, too, finds it ironic.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 13, 2021. Britain’s Andy Murray and Liam Broady during their second-round doubles match against Germany’s Kevin Krawietz and Romania’s Horia Tecau. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

When Farage posted a picture of himself in the trophy room, announcing that is with Djokovic’s family, Broady, too, was confused. In response, he commented on how weird the situation was, saying “2022 is weird as hell already.”

 

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He echoed Andy Murray’s sentiments on the same, as the situation is ‘weird’ because of how vocal Farage had been in his career on the topic of deportation. All in all, it sure is ironic for the man to be with Novak Djokovic’s family right now. After all, the Serbian family must be tensed up with their son facing potential deportation from Australia.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.

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