In October 2021, Brooklyn Nets said player Kyrie Irving won't play until eligible under the local COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
Before Djokovic's expulsion, several athletes were banned from competing in various sporting events for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, Djokovic was not prohibited from playing; instead, he was deported over the policies over travel restrictions and exemptions laid by the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs.
According to an ESPN report, in October 2021, Brooklyn Nets basketball player Kyrie Irving was told that he could not play for the team until he completed New York's COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Also, professional golfer, Charlie Beljan claimed that he was "forced to withdraw" from the Professional Golfers' Association's Bermuda Championship in October because he "didn't take the jab." However, the golfer later deleted the tweet, according to a CNN report.
Considering that Djokovic is not the only sportsperson expelled from a sporting event, we mark the claim as false.