Victor Osimhen Mocked by Napoli’s Official TikTok: Nigeria boss Urges Star Striker to Stay Calm
Jose Peseiro has voiced his dismay at Napoli posting two controversial videos on their official TikTok account which mocked their star striker, Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian manager has called the act “the worst” and urged the 24-year-old to stay calm.
The First of Two Bizarre Videos
The first of the two videos showed Osimhen appealing for a penalty, with audio captioned ‘Gimme penalty please’ before showing him putting the spot-kick wide. The videos were met with shock and condemnation throughout the footballing world, with Osimhen’s agent even suggesting legal action against the club.
Napoli Apologize and Jose Peseiro Responds
Following the incident Napoli released a statement saying they ‘never intended to offend or mock Victor Osimhen’. However, regardless of the apology the episode has clearly unsettled the 24-year-old. Nigeria manager Jose Peseiro went on to declare that Napoli’s actions ‘cannot happen’, and expressed sympathy toward the forward’s plight.
Peseiro Urges Osimhen to Stay Calm
Peseiro then went on to urge the young striker to stay calm. He suggested that whilst the other players could do bad things and it would be tolerated, ‘people demand more from the players who can do more’.
Chelsea Linked with January Move for Osimhen
Thursday saw news emerge that Chelsea had reportedly added the former Lille front-man to their list of potential transfer targets in the January window. The Blues are still seeking reinforcements up front despite signing Nicolas Jackson for £30m in the summer, while Armando Broja is also regaining full fitness.
The situation with Napoli and Victor Osimhen is still very much up in the air. Many are hoping the controversy will be resolved quickly and without further incident, and that Osimhen will find his form and remain with the club. However, with reports of Chelsea’s interest, only time will tell what the future holds for the Nigerian marvel.