Victor Osimhen the prolific scorer who represents Napoli became the topic of a hot debate due to a now-deleted TikTok video published by the Italian club.
Already the Napoli star scorer Victor Osimhen has been the center of transfer rumors and the pitch of the rumors is only going to increase after the happenings which have been detailed on social media and appeared to be mockery from the reigning Serie A champions.
The incident has created a lot of bad blood and Osimhen’s agent revealed that his client is contemplating legal action against the Champions League side over the post.
Victor Osimhen TikTok video: What did Napoli post that caused uproar?
Napoli’s Osimhen had a very ordinary match at Bologna on Sunday, which ended in a goalless draw and had nothing that could be remembered. When finally the much touted Serie A leading marksman in 2022/23 was substituted he appeared to question manager Rudi Garcia and suggest he should have been used as one of two forwards.
Victor Osimhen had successfully scored thrice in six appearances had missed a penalty Napoli aggravated the injury and insult by saying “Give me penalty, please” over footage of the 24-year-old asking for the ball.
Napoli had prominently featured Victor Osimhen on the front of their official website but it has since been removed and this has led to bewilderment among fans.
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What Was Osimhen’s agent’s response to the TikTok video?
Osimhen’s agent Roberto Calenda, wrote on the social media platform X — previously known as Twitter
“We reserve the right to take legal action and any useful initiative to protect Victor. 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.”
Another news site EuroFoot said that Osimhen had removed most of the Napoli-related posts” from his account on Instagram, where he has almost three million followers. Napoli has not responded to questions about the incident reported by the Guardian. All eyes are now waiting for Wednesday, Sept. 27 match between Napoli vs. Udinese to see if Osimhen features.
What caused the controversy between Victor Osimhen and Napoli?
The controversy arose due to a now-deleted TikTok video posted by Napoli, the Italian club where Victor Osimhen plays. In the video, Osimhen was shown asking for the ball, and Napoli added a caption, “give me penalty, please,” after he had missed a penalty in a previous match.
What was the context of the video?
The video was posted after a match between Napoli and Bologna, which ended in a goalless draw. Osimhen had been substituted, and it appeared that he was questioning the manager’s decision and suggesting he should have been used as one of two forwards.