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Victor Osimhen “reserves the right to take legal action” against Napoli, his agent has said, after a video mocking the striker was posted on the club’s official TikTok profile, further fuelling tension.
The forward was already feeling the strain after being filmed berating coach Rudi Garcia after a substitution in the closing minutes of the 0-0 Serie A draw with Bologna. It seemed that the situation was calming down thanks to an apology to Garcia, but last night agent Roberto Calenda issued an extraordinary statement. “What happened on Napoli’s official profile on the TikTok platform is not acceptable. A video mocking Victor was first made public and then, belatedly, deleted. This is a serious incident which is causing the player a great deal of damage, and adds to the treatment the boy has received in recent times, between media trials and fake news. We reserve the right to take legal action and any other useful initiative to protect Victor.