- Osimhen removes all Napoli related posts on his Instagram handle.
- Agent threatens to take legal actions.
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has deleted all Napoli-related posts from his Instagram page, following the posting and deletion of a TikTok video that made fun of him for missing a crucial penalty.
The TikTok video, shared on Napoli’s official TikTok profile, quickly sparked a firestorm of criticism. It made light of Osimhen’s penalty miss, a moment of frustration during Napoli’s challenging season.
The controversy intensified when Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calenda, denounced the video as “unacceptable.” He also made a formal statement, saying that the video had caused “very serious damage” to the player and added to the “treatment that the boy is suffering in the last period between media trials and fake news.”
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“We reserve the right to take legal action and any useful initiative to protect Victor,” Calenda said.
Osimhen’s decision to delete all Napoli-related posts from his Instagram page is a clear sign of his frustration with the club. It is also a reminder of the racism and discrimination that black players often face in Italian football.
It is important to note that not all Napoli fans are racist. Many fans have come out to support Osimhen and condemn the club’s TikTok account. However, the incident has highlighted the problem of racism in Italian football.
It remains to be seen what Osimhen’s next move will be. He has been linked with a move away from Napoli, and it is possible that he could seek a transfer in the summer.