The trophy ceremony for the Australian Open men’s final was met with by booing after Tennis Australia president Jayne Hrdlicka (top) mentioned the coronavirus vaccine rollout in a speech.

Via Sky:

Jayne Hrdlicka thanked the Victorian government for ensuring the competition continued despite a COVID-19 outbreak and snap lockdown and touted the Pfizer rollout.

Her comment triggered booing from the crowd, behaviour which was condemned by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack who described it as “disgusting” and “un-Australian”.


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8 thoughts on “What A Racket

    1. Brother Barnabas

      different sources suggest the booing was for different reasons – some say it is the slowness of the vaccine rollout that was being booed

      1. bisted

        …I asked Formerly that same question this morning but she hasn’t answered…from her recent posts it would seem that she is hoping that the virus will just disappear…

        1. Charger Salmons

          Then there’s Facebook backing down after the Prime Minister she despises took a stand against Zuck ripping off news outlets.
          Although tbh it’s total news to me that she is a she.

  1. D-troll

    i always find it hard to read booing at tennis matches. sometimes a player acts the idiot and umpire gives them a warning or penalty. and then the crowd boos. are they booing the umpire or the player?

    1. ian-oh

      The Secret:

      Write a book about how everything that happens, including a plane dropping out of the sky on top of your head, is on you. Literally everything.

      Raped? You didn’t want not to be raped enough.

      Murdered? You didn’t wish to be alive enough.

      I am sure there are children dying with leukaemia who would be surprised to hear how their own lack of ‘belief in themselves’ doomed them.

      Great secret that.

  2. Ronamona

    Whatever about the booing Its refreshing to see a large audience at an event at least, though supposedly at 50% capacity..
    Wonder what seating rules were in place?

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