Forbes CEO Steve Forbes agrees with John McEnroe that the United States government is making some "bull---- rules" and that it's absurd that Novak Djokovic will likely miss out on the US Open because of his vaccine status.
Djokovic, a 21-time Grand Slam champion, is in real danger of missing out on the US Open because the nation requires foreigners to show the proof of vaccination upon entering the country. "Tennis legend John McEnroe rightly slams US government barring 21-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic from competing in US Open because he isn't vaccinated against COVID-19.
An example of bureaucratic bs," Forbes wrote on Twitter.
Tennis legend John McEnroe rightly slams US government barring 21-time grand slam winner Novak Djokovic from competing in US Open because he isn’t vaccinated against Covid-19.
An example of bureaucratic bs. — Steve Forbes (@SteveForbesCEO) August 16, 2022
Forbes agrees with McEnroe that Djokovic should be at the US Open
The US authorities recently relaxed some of their COVID-19 measures and they don't even require a test upon entering the country anymore.
Unvaccinated Americans are allowed to compete at the US Open, which seemingly makes their rules even more questionable. "Well, first of all, I think it's BS," McEnroe told Outkick. "That's what I think.
He should be allowed to play. My personal opinion is that I've been vaccinated, I had the booster shot, and that's up to the individual. If I were him and I'm not him, you know, he's won a lot more Majors than me and it's because he has dug in his heels and found that will that very few people in any sport have ever found.
That's part of what has made him so great. He sticks to his guns and is perfectly entitled to make the decision." McEnroe noted that Djokovic has always been very strick about his health and added it is "unfortunate" that he will likely miss out on the US Open because of his vaccination status.
"The guy is one of the greatest athletes in any sport. He's very careful about anything he puts in his body, so it's frustrating to see at this point that he's not allowed to enter the country because he's not vaccinated.
It's really unfortunate but that's the rule that we have right now in the government. I don't agree with it but that's c'est la vie at the moment," McEnroe added.