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What happened between Napoli and Victor Osimhen?

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On September 26, 2023, Napoli FC shared  video on their official TikTok account that appeared to troll the club’s striker, Victor Osimhen. This happened after the player missed a penalty in a recent match against Bologna.

The trolling video showed a sped-up clip of Osimhen’s penaly miss with a rather odd, high-pitched voiceover. The video also featured the mocking words ““Gimme penalty please.” Because of the mass criticism, the video has been deleted.

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What really angered Victor Osimhen was that he was substituted 87 minutes into the game. He was seen venting his frustration against his manager Rudi Garcia. According to reports, the Nigerian player has since apologised to his teammates and manager.

The video was quickly deleted, but Osimhen and his agent were visibly upset.

Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calenda, released a statement indicating that the video was “unacceptable” and that it caused “very serious damage to the player.” He also threatened to carry a legal action against Napoli FC. Many fans cited “racism” and threw their supports behind the victim.

Victor Osimhen responded to the video by removing almost all of the photos of himself in a Napoli shirt from his Instagram account. He went on to unfollowed the club on social media. From all indications, the player is bent on cutting ties with the club.

This turn of events has sparked speculation about Osimhen’s future at Napoli. He is one of the most sought-after players in Europe, and he has been linked with a move to several big clubs.

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