Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has decided to take legal action against his club, Napoli. This followed a video mocking the player’s penalty miss against Bologna posted on the club’s official TikTok page.
The video shows Victor Osimhen begging for a penalty which he eventually misses. The voices and the subtitles all used in the video were mocking the player. However, this video was belatedly erased from the TikTok page.
It should be noted that the footballer fell out with his coach Rudi Garcia and exchanged verbally on the touchline after being subbed off.
The footballer however later apologized to the coach, staff and fellow players for his behavior. Therefore it was a shock that the 25-year-old got mocked in such a way.
His agent has revealed that they are planning to take legal action. This is because this is very damaging to the player.
“What happened today on Napoli’s official profile on the TikTok platform is not acceptable. A video mocking Victor was first made public and then, but now belatedly, deleted”.
“A serious fact that causes very serious damage to the player and adds to the treatment that the boy is suffering in the last period between media trials and fake news”.
“We reserve the right to take legal action and any useful initiative to protect Victor”.
Many have already termed this as racism which is not a surprise in Italy as many non-white players especially blacks have faced racial abuse.
The striker was in sensational form last season bagging the top scorer’s award. He was arguably the best player as the club lifted their first Scuddeto in 30 years since Diego Maradona.
Surprisingly and shockingly, it was his Georgian teammate Kvara Kvarashtkelia who was crowned the king of Naples. Many are now urging the footballer to terminate his contract with the club and find new pastures.
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