Nigerian professional footballer, Victor Osimhen has deleted all Napoli-related posts and content from his Instagram page over a video on TikTok appearing to mock him for missing a penalty.
This was confirmed in a post made on Wednesday morning by ESPN.
“Victor Osimhen has deleted all photos and videos featuring a Napoli shirt on his Instagram Napoli after the club posted a video mocking the player on TikTok,” the post reads.
Osimhen, who helped the Italian club win its first league title in 30 years last season, has stated that he reserves “the right to take legal action” in response to the social media post.
The video shows Osimhen, missing a penalty against Bologna on Saturday, with a sped-up voice overlaid.
Osimhen’s agent Roberto Calenda said the post was “not acceptable”.
“A video mocking Victor was first made public and then, but now belatedly, deleted,” he said in a statement.
“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.”