Aussie Open crowds boo vaccine rollout comment

Sky News Australia
Sky News Australia
Published on 21.02.2021

The trophy ceremony for the Australian Open men’s final has been marred by booing after Tennis Australia president mentioned the coronavirus vaccine rollout in a speech.

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”.

“I don’t like booing at any event and certainly any sporting event”.

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