Napoli mentioned on Thursday they by no means meant to offend their striker Victor Osimhen with mocking social media movies, however the Serie A champions stopped in need of apologising to the Nigeria worldwide.
The Italian aspect posted a video on TikTok with a excessive pitched voice exhibiting Osimhen lacking a penalty of their 0-0 draw in opposition to Bologna on Sunday, which was later deleted.
Osimhen’s agent Roberto Calenda later threatened authorized motion, whereas the 24-year-old participant eliminated all photos of himself in a Napoli shirt from his social media accounts.
“To keep away from any potential exploitation of the matter, Napoli wish to explicitly state that the membership by no means meant to offend or make enjoyable of Victor Osimhen, who’s an asset to the membership,” learn an announcement on the staff’s official web site.
“Over the course of the summer time Napoli rejected all presents to signal the striker – agency proof of the membership’s appreciation of him. “On social media, and TikTok notably, expressive language is utilized in a light-hearted and playful method. On this case involving Victor there was no intention of mockery or derision. “If Victor was in any means offended, this was by no means within the membership’s intentions.” Osimhen helped Napoli finish their 33-year anticipate a league title final season as he was Serie A’s prime scorer with 26 objectives.
Regardless of the row, he performed and scored in Napoli’s 4-1 league win over Udinese on Wednesday to take his tally to 4 objectives in seven video games this season. Champions Napoli are fifth within the league standings and can face Lecce on Saturday earlier than internet hosting Actual Madrid within the Champions League.