Piers Morgan slams Novak Djokovic as he tests positive for coronavirus after hosting tennis tournament

PIERS Morgan slammed Novak Djokovic as a "bonehead" after testing positive for coronavirus after hosting a tennis tournament.

The tennis world No1 was slammed for his decision to host the tour – ignoring strict social-distancing rules and even dancing topless in a nightclub.

Fellow pros Grigor Dimitrov, Viktor Troicki and Borna Coric have all tested positive for coronavirus after taking part in the Easter European event.

Now Piers has attacked Djokovic by labelling him "ridiculous" and agreeing with Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios that the decision was "boneheaded".

Piers said: "This is utterly ridiculous from the world's top tennis player. To be putting on this kind of thing during a pandemic."

In response, Susanna said: "Presumably they were doing this under the guidance in Serbia. Were they completely flouting national rules or are there no national rules?"

Serbian rules have been relaxed and Djokovic says he acted within those new rules.

However, Piers slammed Djokovic again, saying: "When Nick Kyrgios – the bad boy of tennis – when he calls you boneheaded, you know your head is remarkably full of bone."

Djokovic has since posted an apology on Instagram after so many high-profile stars tested positive.

He wrote: "I am so deeply sorry our tournament has caused harm.

"Everything the organisers and I did the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions.

"We believed the tournament met all health protocols and the health of our region seemed in good condition to finally unite people for philanthropic reasons.

"We were wrong and it was too soon. I can't express enough how sorry I am for this and every case of infection."

Australian Nick Kyrgios said it was a “bone-headed decision to go ahead with the exhibition”.

And British No.1 Dan Evans said it was a "poor example to set", singling out event organisers and cheerleader Djokovic for criticism.

British star Andy Murray had previously criticised the tour but insisted it should be a "lesson for us all".

Murray said: "Once you start having mass gatherings with people coming in from all sorts of countries, it's a recipe for it to kick off. 

"So it's kind of a lesson for all of us – if we weren't already – to take this extremely seriously, and to have as many safety measures in place as possible."

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