Osimhen Responds to Video of Racial Discrimination Controversy: “I Love Naples”
All photos wearing Napoli uniforms have been deleted from social media.
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria), a striker for Italian professional soccer team Serie A Napoli,
took action to address the situation himself, emphasizing his still affection for his team,
which posted a video that seemed to mock him.
Osimhen said on his social media (SNS) on the 2nd (Korean time),
“It was a really great decision to come to Napoli in 2020,”
“Napoli fans have shown a lot of love and kindness, and no one can stand between us.” 온라인카지노사이트
“There is none,” he said.
Previously, Napoli received backlash for posting a video that seemed to make fun of Osimhen on the club’s TikTok account.
Osimhen showed dissatisfaction with the coach by missing a penalty kick in the 27th minute of the second half in a match against Bologna in the 5th round of the 2023-2024 Serie A on the 25th and then stepping down as a substitute in the 41st minute of the second half.
A video was posted that seemed to be sarcastic.
The video also included racially discriminatory content,
such as saying ‘I’M A COCONUT’ by combining Osimhen’s body with a coconut,
saying ‘Gimme penalty, please’ in response to Victor Osimhen’s game.
Subtitles were also added.
As the controversy grew, with Osimhen’s agent considering legal action against the club and fans raising issues of racial discrimination,
Napoli deleted all club videos on the 29th and said,
“There was absolutely no intention to offend or ridicule Osimhen.
“He issued a statement.
“The accusations against Napoli fans are not true,” Osimhen said,
adding, “I have many friends in Napoli, they have become my family and a part of my daily life.”
“I would like to thank everyone who supported me, including Nigerians,” Osimhen said,
adding, “I hope we will continue to be together based on harmony, respect and understanding.”
He once again emphasized, “My love for Naples is unwavering.
I feel proud to wear Napoli’s uniform.”
However, according to AFP, Osimhen deleted all photos of himself wearing the Napoli uniform from social media.