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Is Djokovic responsible for the Corona cases of Dimitrov etc?

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Now I want to ask MTF in a poll, what you think.

Tell me
 

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I'm a big fan but the short answer is yes. All these people are adults who took part and therefore have themselves to blame more than anyone else, but optics matter and Novak organized the event (plus made a scene of things like picking up the players at the airport instead of doing distancing) so ultimately he bears the majority of responsibility.
 

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Certainly. Who else?
 

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NO HE ISN'T. The countries they played in allowed it all to happen and fooled Djokovic into thinking the virus was under control. Croatia and Serbia should be blamed completely. Leave Djokovic alone.
 

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Who organised the event?
Who wanted to publicly announce it and take all the credit?
Who wanted to defend it?
Who will collect and be responsible for any profits?

Djokovic.
It was a charity event and many players volunteered for it. Which countries allowed it all and said it was ok? Blame them if you want to blame someone and leave Djokovic alone.
 

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NO HE ISN'T. The countries they played in allowed it all to happen and fooled Djokovic into thinking the virus was under control. Croatia and Serbia should be blamed completely. Leave Djokovic alone.
The levels you will go to to "defend" Djokovic...
 

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Djokovic would never put someone at risk knowingly. How dare you insinuate he knew the virus was not under control? They clearly didn't know. Do you think Zverev and Thiem would party like that if they thought the virus was not under control? Croatia and Serbia should be blamed and should apologise to Djokovic and the players for tricking them into thinking the virus was under control and for saying it was OK to play in front of packed stadiums.
 

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It was a charity event and many players volunteered for it. Which countries allowed it all and said it was ok? Blame them if you want to blame someone and leave Djokovic alone.
You think they volunteered? Ok then.

Did the countries put a gun to Djokovic's head to make him organise the event?

Are you really saying Djokovic has no accountability here? Not even a little bit?

Aren't you at least going to call him out for blindly following his country's safety policy as he invited people from abroad to come and act as if Covid-19 was not subject to social distancing rules in any part of the world?

We can blame the governments, the players, and Djokovic.

And why leave Djokovic alone? Who are you? His crazed defender?
 

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I mean, partially? All the players have to share some blame (although idk if they knew just how unsafe it would be), and the Serbian government probably has the most of all.
 

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Djokovic, Zverev, Thiem, etc. were tricked by the Croatian and Serbian governments and medical experts. They told them packed stadiums and no social distancing is safe. Please blame them. Did you see the player party? They obviously thought they were safe. Do you think the players thought they would catch COVID-19 there? Obviously not. The governments of Croatia and Serbia lied to them and should apologise to Djokovic and the players for not providing them a safe environment to be in and telling them everything is ok.
 

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Djokovic would never put someone at risk knowingly. How dare you insinuate he knew the virus was not under control? They clearly didn't know. Do you think Zverev and Thiem would party like that if they thought the virus was not under control? Croatia and Serbia should be blamed and should apologise to Djokovic and the players for tricking them into thinking the virus was under control and for saying it was OK to play in front of packed stadiums.
How dare you call Djokovic immensely dense? Because he would have to be if he can be fooled into thinking that the virus is under control around the world and could therefore invite players from different parts of the world to his tournament...
 

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Definitely not Djokovic's fault. Nobody knows where or from whom Dimitrov caught the virus. They're all adults, capable of making their own decisions. We risk catching the virus even if we go to the grocery store.
 

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Djokovic did not know the virus was not under control. It's the fault of these countries. It should be obvious. They allowed packed stadiums!!!!!! That can only happen with their approval, obviously.
 

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Players knew about the risks and as you can see from the pictures they were more than happy to take it. Blaming someone else on now is as ridiculous as blaming the Casino for losing your money.
 

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Players knew about the risks and as you can see from the pictures they were more than happy to take it. Blaming someone else on now is as ridiculous as blaming the Casino for losing your money.
We are blaming Djoker and all those who participated and helped organized, not just Djoker. But Djoker is the organizer so of course he needs to take the most blame.
 

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Definitely not Djokovic's fault. Nobody knows where or from whom Dimitrov caught the virus. They're all adults, capable of making their own decisions. We risk catching the virus even if we go to the grocery store.
Jeez how many more times do we have to explain this.... if they want to catch the virus themselves then that's their problem, but that does not warrant them spreading it around to whoever else.
 

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Every adult who contributed to such a reckless organization shares the blame.

The most disappointing part is that it's been over 24 hours since Dimitrov announced his test results and the final got canceled, and we're yet to hear a word from Djokovic. That more than anything makes this entire festival look like a populistic move rather than a noble attempt to aid fellow players who're struggling in these difficult times. He surely was there during the event, giving interviews right, left and center and getting credit and praises from everyone and their dog. But when the time came to provide explanations and take responsibility, Novak refused to get tested with his guests, whom he invited to fly over from abroad to help his tournament, left them all behind, and fled to the comfort and privacy of his home. He is a great player, there's no doubt about it. A great leader he is not.
 
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