Osimhen Snubs Teammates After Napoli TikTok Video
By Bliss Okperan
Nigerian goal-poacher, who plies his football trade in Italy, Victor Osimhen, has expressed his frustration over the way his club, Napoli, treated his penalty miss over the weekend.
The Italian club won a penalty in a match with Bologna on Sunday, but the striker could not put the ball in the back of the net, leaving his team with a goalless draw.
On Tuesday, Napoli posted a video on its verified TikTok page. It was believed that the post was to mock the miss, sparking outrage from some fans, especially from Nigeria, the footballer’s home country.
On Wednesday, Osihmen was seen arriving at the Napoli team’s hotel, shaking hands with the team manager,
Giuseppe Santoro, but ignored his teammates, Piotr Zieliński and Diego Demme.
Napoli plays Udinese.
“Victor Osimhen arriving @ Napoli’s team hotel ahead of Udinese game after the public statement considering legal action against the club. Not greeting Demme and Zielinski but shaking hands with team manager Santoro,” a renowned sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano, posted a video on Wednesday afternoon.
The footballer has deleted some posts on his Instagram page, leaving one where he wore a Napoli jersey.
His agent has said a lawsuit could be considered over the action of the club on social media.