Novak Djokovic Tests Positive For COVID After Having, Arguably, The Most Reckless Attitude Towards It Ever

CNN – Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus following an exhibition event he organized in Croatia.

The Adria Tour, which took place in Zadar last weekend, has been mired in controversy after the final was canceled following Grigor Dimitrov’s positive test.

Djokovic, the world No.1 tennis star who was scheduled to play in Sunday’s final, confirmed Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena had also tested positive for Covid-19 upon returning home to Serbia, while his children’s results were negative.

In a statement released on his website, Djokovic defended organizing the Adria Tour, a four-stage charity event hosted in the Balkans.

“It was all born with a philanthropic idea, to direct all raised funds towards people in need and it warmed my heart to see how everybody strongly responded to this,” said the 17-time grand slam champion.

This is clearly a shock to Novak Djokovic who has exercised such staunch social distancing efforts as:

I can’t say I’ve ever been a “shirtless at the club” dude. But, given that I want to rip my skin off being in a gym with nine other maskless people, I would very much not be one now. Hell, at least with a gym you have the cleaning sprays and people committed to some degree of fitness. At the club? You’re sweating just as much, spitting just as much, sharing drinks and air. That’s peak idiocy when so many places around the globe continue to spike COVID transmission.

Though, I guess in Djokovic’s defense, you could have given me 500 guesses and I wouldn’t have been able to tell you what “Zadar” was so I can’t speak to the COVID rates there. Honestly I probably would have thought Zadar was the talking head who led the Power Rangers. I don’t think it excuses Djokovic as much as it exposes my inability to win at a game of Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? but I’ll give him one less idiot point out of the 750 he accrued for this situation.

Follow us on all of our social channels! Check out our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for more great Awesemo content.

More from Side Action

More News & Stories