Aaron Rodgers' CONTROVERSIAL Move At The U.S. Open Stole The Show!

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 06 September 2023 05:15
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Super Bowl victor Aaron Rodgers recently took a jab at vaccine producer Moderna during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, where he was showing his support for the renowned unvaccinated tennis player, Novak Djokovic.

Rodgers, a player for the New York Jets, was present at the prestigious event and shared a photograph of Djokovic on his Instagram page. The caption read, "Bucket list [checkmark] being able to witness the greatness of [Novak Djokovic] in person at #ArthurAsheStadium."

In the shared image, a Moderna logo was visible, an official partner of the event. Rodgers, who is also known for his unvaccinated status, crossed out the logo and replaced it with "novaxdjokovic," a nod to Djokovic's unvaccinated status.

Djokovic had previously been denied entry to Australia for a tournament in 2022 due to his refusal to disclose his vaccination status. However, Djokovic refuted claims that his rejection was due to his unvaccinated status. Instead, he stated that the government feared he might incite an anti-vaccine sentiment.

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"What people probably don't know is that I was not deported from Australia on the basis that I was not vaccinated, or I broke any rules or that I made an error in my visa declaration. All of that was actually approved and validated by the Federal Court of Australia and the Minister for Immigration," Djokovic stated, as reported by the BBC.

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"The reason why I was deported from Australia was because the Minister for Immigration used his discretion to cancel my visa based on his perception that I might create some anti-vax sentiment in the country or in the city, which I completely disagree with," he further added.

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In March 2023, Djokovic was again denied entry to the United States, just weeks before the Biden administration officially declared an end to the COVID-19 "emergency."

Rodgers himself faced similar controversy over his unvaccinated status while playing for the Green Bay Packers in the NFL. Despite having his medical status cleared by his team and the league, Rodgers faced media backlash and was even labeled a liar by commentators such as Stephen A. Smith.

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The controversy stemmed from Rodgers' claim of being immunized, implying he had received treatments against COVID-19. This led reporters to accuse him of lying about being vaccinated. Rodgers clarified on "The Joe Rogan Experience" that he is allergic to an ingredient in the MRNA vaccines and was advised against getting the shot.

Rodgers stated that he "found a protocol" that he believed was "the best available" and used by "hundreds if not thousands of people."

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