This is racism - Angry Nigerians threaten to dump Napoli for trolling Victor Osimhen over penalty miss

Victor Osimhen has not scored for Napoli in his last four matches |Photo Credit: X: @victorosimhen9

This is racism - Angry Nigerians threaten to dump Napoli for trolling Victor Osimhen over penalty miss

Asukwo Oduo 18:00 - 26.09.2023

Reactions on social media have continued to trail Victor Osimhen’s missed penalty for Napoli in their last league games against Bologna.

Napoli Football Club has incurred the wrath of Nigerians on social media after a TikTok video 'mocking' Victor Osimhen for his missed penalty went viral.

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen won a penalty for I Partenopei, but he could not convert the spot-kick despite sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.

With the match goalless and Rudi Garcia desperate for a win, star man Victor Osimhen was substituted and replaced with Giovanni Simeone, much to the chagrin of the Nigerian.

Osihmen was not pleased with Garcia’s decision to sub him off with six minutes plus additional time left to play.

The 24-year-old Nigerian said some angry words to his coach, which he later apologised for - escaping a fine in the process.  

Napoli troll Osimhen on Social Media 

However, Napoli’s social media admin added ‘petrol to the fire’ when he trolled the Super Eagles striker on social media platform TikTok for his missed penalty.

Trust Nigerians - they know how to defend their own and they did just that in grand style! Many citizens of the West African nation lambasted Napoli for trolling their talisman on social media. 

Others stated that they have no business supporting or watching games of a club like Napoli if not because of Victor Osimhen who plies his trade in Naples.        

Nigerians fire back at Napoli for ‘messing with’ Victor Osimhen

One @Esther_Rapheal1 said “Napoli don’t deserve our king, Victor Osimhen come to Chelsea and play in best club in London, you once have the dream,” while influencer @_AsiwajuLerry said “Dear @sscnapoli, your admin is on TikTok trolling your own Player, Victor Osimhen for missing a Penalty. Is this how you repay a Player who fought hard on the field to end your 33 years of waiting for a League title??”

One @the_smallie said, “The TikTok video from Napoli account trolling Victor Osimhen for a penalty miss is just banter." So why did they lock the comment section?,” while @provii8 added “Napoli think say them get fans, once Victor Osimhen comot that club it is over for them.”One @nelsonhands20 said, “Another word for Napoli is RACISM. Victor Osimhen is better than this sh!t of a club,”