Last week, when news emerged that Djokovic’s visa had been cancelled, Farage posted a link to a BBC article about the news that Australia had cancelled the tennis player’s visa, and captioned it: “Is Australia now a banana republic?”
Is Australia now a banana republic?
A banana republic is a derogatory term referring to a non-democratic or politically unstable country that, economically, relies heavily on the exportation of goods, such as bananas, and is often under foreign influence with a lot of corruption.
In a bizarre turn of events, Farage is now in the Serbian capital, Belgrade after being invited to visit the Djokovic family.
During his update, he described the judge’s ruling to overturn Djokovic’s visa cancellation as a “big victory for freedom of choice, a big victory for common sense,” and also a “really big victory against the big state.”
An update on #Djokovic from Belgrade. https://t.co/J7gi5232EL
Journalist, Otto English pointed out for someone who has spent their political career arguing for the “unelected foreign bureaucrats” at the EU to “butt out”, Farage has well and truly plonked himself in the middle of a situation that has nothing to do with the UK or Farage himself.
Wonder if the Nigel Farage, currently in Belgrade, interfering in Australian internal affairs, is related to the Ni… https://t.co/IMiG1FOHnd
Pundit and former footballer, Gary Lineker tweeted in response to Farage’s Belgrade video: “Great to see Farage making a stand against strong border controls. Looking forward to him doing the same here, even if he does wear a really silly hat.”
Great to see Farage making a stand against strong border controls. Looking forward to him doing the same here, even… https://t.co/Jpk5GANmnu