Political writer, James Melville has been called out by Olympic sprint legend, Michael Johnson for comparing Novak Djokovic to boxer Muhammad Ali.
Melville, who has been a critic of vaccine passports and lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic made the comparison due to Djokovic's views on vaccination and said that both stood their ground in Ali's case with his stance against the war on Vietnam.
“Two sporting icons. Two different eras. But there is one huge similarity between Muhammad Ali and Novak Djokovic. They stuck to their principles even when the world was trying to shut them down. They have both transcended sport with their bravery when under fire.”
This saw Johnson reply simply with just one word which summed up his feelings on the comparison. “BULLS**T!”