Osimhen opens up on Napoli video saga, puts major hint on future with Serie A club
Victor Osimhen discusses the Napoli video scandal on TikTok and gives a huge clue about his future with the Serie A club .
Victor Osimhen has broken his silence on the Napoli scandal, emphasising his continued devotion to the Serie A champions. Napoli stirred outrage this week when they released films ridiculing the striker on their TikTok account. As a result, his agency threatened to file a lawsuit.
Osimhen has now delivered a statement of his own, saying on Instagram: “Coming to the City of Naples in 2020 was a wonderful decision for me. The People of Napoli have shown me so much love and kindness, and I will not allow anyone to come between us.”
Napoli released a TikTok video showing Osimhen missing a penalty attempt, with a high-pitched voice asking, “Gimme penalty please.” The Nigerian’s representative threatened legal action at the time, and he erased any reference of the Partenopei from his Instagram account.
The matter was also handled by the administration in his own country. They stated that they were “committed to ensuring that our athletes are treated with respect.” They further stated that they are not subjected to “injustice, discrimination, or unfair teasing.”
“The passion of the People of Naples fuels my fire to always play with my heart and soul, and the love for the badge is unwavering as I wear it with pride. The accusations against People of Naples are untrue.” Osimhen added.
“I have a lot of friends that are Napolitans and have become part of my family and everyday life. I appreciate Nigerians and everyone for leading their voices to support and reach out to me. I’m forever grateful. Let’s support unity, respect and understanding. FORZA NAPOLI SEMPRE.” Osimhen concluded.
Since the social media post incident began, Osimhen has played for Napoli. The 24-year-old striker scored in consecutive games against Udinese and Lecce. It appears that he and the club have reached an agreement to put the situation behind them, with Napoli social media executive Alessio Fortino leaving the club for his participation in the incident.