Nigerian footballer and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen’s agent, has threatened legal action against Napoli football club, FC, after a video was published on the club’s official social media mocking the Nigeria striker for missing a penalty in the weekend’s goalless draw at Bologna, on Sunday, 24th September, 2023.
The TikTok post, which was later deleted, showed Osimhen failing to score his spot-kick in the Serie A match with a high-pitched voice saying “gimme penalty please”, sparked a furious reaction from the striker’s agent, Roberto Calenda.
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,” Calenda said on Twitter, now called X, late on Tuesday evening.Roberto Calenda, FIFA agent
(It is) 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.”
Osimhen has had a difficult start to the season, but he has still scored three goals for the Italian champions, Napoli, in six appearances.
The 24-year-old footballer has become an icon in Naples after scoring 31 times in all competitions last season as Napoli won their first league title since 1990.
Story: Asma’u Sani
Media: Roberto Calenda/ X