Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has changed his stance on unvaccinated players at the upcoming Australian Open in January. He said it would be “morally correct” to let them play in the league after having previously stated otherwise.
He added that he felt it was “morally wrong” to force athletes to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Above his Instagram Stories, Kyrgios explained that his earlier comments from Monday on his “No Boundaries” podcast about not letting unvaccinated players participate in the Aussie Open were “removed from context. “
Via Kyrgios’ Instagram story, posted just hours after his latest podcast episode:
“To say I want the Australian Open to be cancelled, I think that’s out of context. Even more so for the people of Melbourne who have been through hell and back. I think… almost 300 days of lockdown and you know your freedom has been taken from you I don’t think it’s morally right to accept unvaccinated foreign players into our country .”
He added of his story, “but for the players being vaccinated, I think it’s a great opportunity to bring the city of Melbourne and the people of Australia together for a great sporting event.” such great.”
This is a complete change from Kyrgios’ previous comments a few hours earlier. He said earlier on Monday that he wanted the Australian Open canceled for everyone’s safety and to contain the outbreak in Melbourne.
“I don’t think the Aus Open should go on, just for people in Melbourne – you have to send a message. How long has it been? [Melbourne] what to do in lockdown? Two hundred and seventy-five days or something? “
The 26-year-old also said on the podcast that it would not be “morally correct” to let unvaccinated players take part in the major league, but later clarified what he meant.
Kyrgios spoke out in support of athletes who chose not to get vaccinated and did so again by clarifying his comments after the podcast episode was released.
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