Victor Osimhen ignored his Napoli teammates upon arriving at the team’s hotel, a reaction stemming from social media insults he faced.
Osimhen’s agent has even considered legal action against Napoli for their unusual social media mockery of their own player, with the posts on TikTok, later deleted.
In anticipation of an apology, Osimhen has removed nearly all Napoli-related posts from his Instagram account in response to the harsh online taunts.
Despite the controversy surrounding Gli Azzurri’s actions, the 24-year-old has been named in the squad for their upcoming match against Udinese.
As he prepares to potentially lead the attack at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Osimhen’s demeanor remains visibly irritated. This is evident in a surfaced video where he appears to be ignoring his teammates as he enters the club’s team hotel.
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The clip shows Osimhen shaking team manager Giuseppe Santoro’s hand before ruthlessly ignoring Diego Demme and Piotr Zielinski.
Demme holds his hand out for a handshake but is blanked by Osimhen, who walks past his teammates and into the hotel.
On the legal action against Napoli, his agent Roberto Calenda said: “We reserve the right to take legal action and any useful initiative to protect Victor.
“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,” he added.
“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.”
Osimhen, who has scored three goals in six appearances this season, has since been linked with a move to Manchester United and Arsenal