Nick Kyrgios walks back comments about wanting Australian Open to turn away unvaccinated players

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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has actually altered his position on unvaccinated gamers taking part in January’s upcoming Australian Open. He states it would be “morally right” to let them play in the competition after formerly specifying the reverse.

He included he felt it was “morally wrong” to require professional athletes to get immunized versus COVID-19. On his Instagram story, Kyrgios described that his previous remarks from Monday on his podcast “No Boundaries” about not letting unvaccinated gamers participate in the Aussie Open were “taken out of context.”

Via Kyrgios’ Instagram story, which was published simply hours after his newest podcast episode:

“To say I want the Australian Open canceled, I think that was the sentence that got taken out of context. It’s moreso for the people of Melbourne who have gone through hell and back. I think it’s been … nearly 300 days of lockdown and your freedom has been, you know, taken away from you. I don’t think it’s morally right to accept players from overseas that aren’t vaccinated to come into our country.”

He included on his story, “but for players who are vaccinated, I think it’s an amazing opportunity to get the city of Melbourne and the people of Australia back together for such an amazing sporting event.”

This is rather the modification from previous remarks made by Kyrgios hours previously. He stated previously on Monday that he desired the Australian Open to be canceled for the security of all and to avoid a break out in Melbourne.

“I don’t think the Aus Open should go ahead, just for the people in Melbourne – you’ve got to send a message. How long did [Melbourne] do in lockdown? Two hundred and seventy-five days or something?”

The 26-year-old likewise stated on the podcast that it would not be “morally right” to let unvaccinated gamers take part in the grand slam competition, however has actually given that clarified what he suggested.

Kyrgios has actually voiced his assistance for professional athletes who pick not to get immunized, and did so once again by clarifying his remarks after the podcast episode was launched.



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