The video was published on official club accounts just days after Osimhen’s penalty miss against Bologna on Sunday and apparent building tensions between the player and Napoli manager Rudi Garcia, who the striker was seen berating as he was substituted off with four minutes left of the 0-0 draw.
Osimhen is Napoli’s best player opted against signing a new contract over the summer, with his current terms expiring in 2025.
Victor Osimhen doing what Victor Osimhen does best! 💥
A wonderful finish to double the lead for Napoli ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/u0uLr36BY9
— Football on TNT Sports (@footballontnt) September 27, 2023
Osimhen's agent Roberto Calenda issued a statement on Tuesday night about the incident.
He wrote on Twitter: "What happened today on Napoli's official profile on the TikTok platform is not acceptable. A video mocking Victor was first made public and then, but now belatedly, deleted.
"A serious fact that causes very serious damage to the player and adds to the treatment that the boy is suffering in the last period between media trials and fake news."
Calenda added: "We reserve the right to take legal action and any useful initiative to protect Victor".