“Maybe they had to show their vaccination certificates to get into the top 3” – Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from the BBC Overseas Player of the Year has fans divided

Novak Djokvic has failed to reach a nomination at the BBC Sports Awards in the category for the overseas Player of the Year.


“Maybe they had to show their vaccination certificates to get into the top 3” – Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from the BBC Overseas Player of the Year has fans divided

Novak Djokovic looks dejected after losing a match. (credits: Washington Post)

World No. 1 and by far the most consistent payer of the sport for this year, Novak Djokovic has racked up every single personal landmark there was to achieve for this season. 

He has also been declared Player of the Year by ATP, and despite all these improvisations, Nole has failed to reach a nomination at the BBC Sports Awards in the category for the overseas player of the year.

This has led to a huge outrage in the minds of tennis supporters and several fanatics who are completely confident of the fact that Djokovic has been stripped of a clear award.

The nominees for the award have been decided as F1 2023 World Champion Max Verstappen, Manchester City footballer Erling Haaland, and Rugby player Siya Kolisi.

Every single one of the athletes who have been voted as nominees is well deserved after the kind of year they had. Verstappen has completely changed the definition of F1 racing, having won 19 races out of the possible 23 races. 

On the other hand, Erling Haaland has completely shattered every single record the Premier League had, scoring a total of 52 goals in the 2023 season.

How did the fans react to the Novak Djokovic’s snub:

Novak Djokovic’s snub from the BBC Sports Awards has led tennis fans to complain about the unjust voting of the BBC.

The fans even brought to light the fact of how much the English media hates the Serbian and that the BBC, which is a media outlet from Britain, would never award Nole with an award. Some fans even added that Djokovic is better off winning this petty award and that he is the true winner despite claiming the trophy. 

Novak Djokovic looks distraught during a match. (credits: Adelaide Now)

Sharing a wide spectrum of reactions online, here’s what fans have to say:

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Moreover, Nole’s fans also discussed the corrupt policies of the BBC, claiming that even after Novak’s dominating season at the age of 36, if the board sees a more deserving candidate, then the BBC is more of a ‘tarnished brand’.

Djokovic has won two Masters titles, three Grand Slams, and the ATP Finals title, and fans don’t see why he should have received a nomination.

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