Nigerian international and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has broken his silence on the controversial videos posted on the club’s official TikTok account that appeared to openly mock him.
Osimhen was the subject of two offensive clips shared on the popular social media app, with the first seemingly mocking him for missing a penalty late last month.
The second then labelled him a ‘coconut’ and has been viewed as a racial slur.
His agent threatened to sue the Serie A side in the wake of the fallout and Napoli responded by insisting that no offence was intended, though they did not apologize.
However, Osimhen has called for unity and thanked supporters for their kindness in his statement that he has released today.
“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.
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. 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 added.