Hagen Engler
3 minute read
9 Jan 2022
8:00 am

Cancelling Djokovic is easy, but how far do you take it from there?

Hagen Engler

Cancelling all the Djokovic-like affiliations in one's life would possibly mean withdrawing from much of modern life, writes Hagen Engler.

Novak Djokovic may be refused entry into Australia for the first Major of the year. Picture: Getty Images

The news that Novak Djokovic had been denied entry to Australia for not being vaccinated caused a bit of a stir in my psyche this week. His anti-vax stance is wrong, dangerous and potentially life-threatening for him and his fans, of which I was one until this week. I immediately resolved to cancel him from my life. No longer will he occupy the exalted position of Hagen’s Favourite Tennis Player. Twenty-odd Grand Slams notwithstanding, someone must have impeccable politics to be a hero of mine! I run a programme of ethical hero worship and brand adoration here in my life....