Novak Djokovic fans pepper-sprayed by cops as they mob car after tennis star's anti-vax court win

The tennis star's supporters swarmed a car leaving Djokovic lawyer's building in Australia.


Police in Melbourne have fired capsicum spray at fans of Novak Djokovic who were blocking a car from leaving his lawyers’ building on Monday night.

A black Audi was pictured leaving the CBD building’s car park about 8.45pm.

Fans, who believed the tennis star was inside, mobbed the car as it attempted to travel down King Street.

The chaos happened after Novak Djokovic's uncle Goran told Nigel Farage on GB News that his nephew is currently "like an animal in a trap" waiting to be detained in Australia.

The tennis' world number one has been caught up in a Covid row after refusing to take the vaccine.

Djokovic, 34, had initially been granted entry to the country to play in the Australian Open, but was then detained having his visa revoked.

Pictures from show Melbourne show the tennis players' supporters swarming a car leaving his lawyer's office as police battled to move them on.

The fans chanted Djokovic's nickname and threw bottles as tensions with police intensified.

A government lawyer has warned that Australia could use ministerial powers to order the tennis player's removal from the country.

Novak Djokovic's uncle Goran told GB News in an exclusive interview: "If they issued a visa for him and then they arrest him, then for me this is like a trap for the animals, like a wolf.

"They invite him to come then they trap him and try to put him in jail.

"They are trying to put him on his knees but it is not possible, we are Serbian, we are a very proud Serbian nation.

"I expect they will keep putting pressure on Novak because they don't want to release [him].

"Novak didn't break any law."

Novak is currently still in the lawyer's office in the building of the court, Goran told Mr Farage, trying to see what he will do.

He added: "They told him personally it is better for him to leave Australia immediately or they can match the penalty, three years ban to get into Australia [sic].

"We still don't believe this is happening in the 21st century."

He also said he didn't know what was happening at the moment because the tennis star is still talking with his lawyers.