Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen has deleted almost all Napoli photos from his Instagram account after his agent threatened ‘legal action’ against the club over a TikTok video which was believed to troll the player.
This comes in the aftermath of a reported incident in which the Nigerian center-forward was captured on camera having a heated exchange with coach Rudi Garcia following a substitution in the closing minutes of the 0-0 Serie A draw against Bologna.
Initially, it appeared that the situation was defused with an apology issued to Garcia. However, Napoli subsequently posted videos of Osimhen on TikTok, and this appears to have not been well-received by the striker’s camp. His agent, Roberto Calenda, had earlier threatened legal action in response to this development.
Even though the club managed to have those videos deleted, including one that seemed to mock Osimhen for missing a penalty against Bologna, Osimhen’s photos in Napoli kits have largely disappeared from his Instagram page, with those from his time with the Nigeria Football team now dominating his profile on the platform.
The only Napoli-related photo that remains appears to be one from August 19 after a 3-1 win over Frosinone, which was the first Serie A game of the season, as reported by Football Italia.
Victor Osimhen’s current media on Instagram
In the meantime, Osimhen, who has been a prominent figure for the Italian champions, was reportedly in talks to extend his contract, which currently has two years remaining. However, the unexpected dispute has left fans eager to see how the unfolding drama will unfold.
In spite of the issues, Victor Osimhen has been named in Napoli’s squad for tonight’s Serie A match against Udinese and is anticipated to be in the starting lineup. Nevertheless, as per Il Mattino, he is seeking clarification from the club’s social media manager regarding the TikTok incident.