Tennis star Novak Djokovic recently commented on the Syrian refugee situation, imploring countries to “let them in.” Unlike most public figures, Djokovic knows a little something about war, having lived through the 1999 NATO bombardment of Belgrade, Serbia, where he was forced to hide in his grandfather’s basement to escape the bombings.
“You can’t blame these people. If they don’t have a house, have nothing, where are the going to go?” comments Djokovic on Twitter. “Of course, they have to search for some better place to live. I think it’s an obligation of all the countries to give them this right, from the International Constitution of Human Rights. It’s very well written that you’re supposed to offer them at least shelter.”
Djokovic ends with, “From my perspective, I’m only an athlete, obviously I’m following this as a human being, at the end of the day, we all have to be humans and feel for one another.”