Victor Osimhen Breaks Silence Amid Napoli TikTok Controversy

Victor Osimhen Breaks Silence Amid Napoli TikTok Controversy

Osimhen Speaks Out Amid Napoli TikTok Controversy

Victor Osimhen, the prolific striker for Napoli and the Super Eagles, has broken his silence following a disturbing incident where his own club, Napoli, subjected him to ridicule on their TikTok account.

The controversy stirred outrage, prompting Osimhen’s agent to consider legal action against the club.

Controversial TikTok Videos

The controversy emerged when Napoli posted videos on their TikTok account that appeared to mock Osimhen.

In the first video, the 24-year-old striker was seen appealing for a penalty, with sped-up audio overlayed, captioned with ‘Gimme penalty please,’ before showing him taking a spot-kick wide.

A second video from the club’s account compared Osimhen to a ‘coconut,’ which is considered a racial slur.

Napoli’s Response and Staff Change

Despite the outcry, Napoli refused to issue an apology for their contentious social media posts, asserting that they ‘never intended to offend’ their star striker.

Subsequently, the club’s social media executive stepped down from their position in light of the offensive TikTok videos directed at Osimhen.

Osimhen’s Call for Unity and Gratitude

In response to the controversy and the ensuing fallout, Victor Osimhen released a statement, expressing his gratitude and calling for unity among the supporters.

He emphasized the positive experience he has had in Naples since his arrival in 2020, highlighting the love and kindness shown by the people of Napoli.

He further expressed his commitment to the club, stressing his unwavering dedication to wearing the Napoli badge with pride.

Rejecting Accusations and Fostering Understanding

Osimhen strongly denied accusations against the people of Naples, emphasizing his close friendships with Napolitans who have become an integral part of his life.

He expressed appreciation for the support he has received from Nigerians and fans worldwide, thanking them for their voices and outreach.

In conclusion, Osimhen called for unity, respect, and understanding, echoing the sentiment of “FORZA NAPOLI SEMPRE.”

Amid the controversy, Osimhen initially reacted by removing most references to Napoli on his social media account, signaling the gravity of the situation and his desire to address it in a thoughtful manner.

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