Napoli officially explain Osimhen TikTok saga

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Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen has received an official apology from Napoli who explained the idea behind their infamous TikTok post making fun of the Nigerian star’s penalty miss..

Napoli have officially explained a TikTok video of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen that appeared on the club’s channel, apparently mocking the forward for a penalty miss against Bologna.

Osimhen gets apology from Napoli.

The video, which was later deleted after backlash, was badly received by Osimhen and his entourage, with the Super Eagles star’s agent threatening the club with legal action.

However, Napoli have now released a statement, throwing their full weight behind Osimhen and explaining their recent social media post.

“In order to avoid any exploitation on the subject, Calcio Napoli specifies that it has never wanted to offend or make fun of Victor Osimhen, who is a treasure of the club,” the statement read.

“As proof of this, during the summer retreat, the club firmly rejected any offer received for the attacker’s transfer abroad.”

Napoli explain Osimhen TikTok post.

Napoli explained that the post on TikTok was only part of the happy-go-lucky nature of posts on the club’s channel and not an intended slight on their star forward.

The rest of their statement read: ‘It represents a common experience that on social networks, in particular on TikTok, has always used an expressive form of language with a light heart and creativity, without wanting to, as in the case with Osimhen as protagonist, have any intention of insult or derision”.”

“However, if Victor had perceived any offence against him, this was not what the club intended.”

Following the falling out with Napoli on social media, Osimhen purged his Instagram page of pictures relating to the Partenopei and even refused to celebrate when he scored in the first match since the incident in a 4-1 win over Udinese.

These have led to speculation over Osimhen’s continuance with Napoli, with clubs in England and Saudi Arabia reportedly keeping tabs on the developing situation to potentially swoop in the January window.