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Napoli social media executive resigns in light of controversial Osimhen TikTok video

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla
October 2 2023
Victor Osimhen Al-Hilal Saudi Pro League Napoli

Osimhen has posted on Instagram in response to his TikTok video

The social media manager for Napoli has left his position in light of the growing controversy over the team’s controversial TikTok antics.

This week, the Serie A team made headlines when they uploaded videos to their TikTok account ridiculing striker Victor Osimhen, prompting the latter’s agency to threaten legal action.

The youngster was shown in the first video asking for a penalty and then firing the spot-kick beyond the goal in sped-up audio that read, “Gimme penalty please.”

Another video posted by the club that has since been taken down likened Osimhen to a “coconut,” which is usually seen as a racial slur.

The club’s social media manager has since resigned in the aftermath of the scandal, and he announced his departure in a post on his personal Instagram account.

Napoli responded to the event by saying they ‘never sought to mock’ Osimhen but refrained from issuing a formal public apology.

According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Osimhen obtained an anonymous explanation from Napoli officials on Wednesday for the team’s social media activity, but he is disappointed that they did not also issue a public apology.

‘For many this job would be comparable to a dream, for me it was simple daily reality: a reality built on commitment and fueled by the constant desire to learn and play.

‘I cannot help but express my deepest gratitude to all the colleagues, collaborators, partners and supporters I’ve met along this long journey for making this experience so special.

‘Leaving the company with a baggage of great memories and an excitement for the new adventures that lie ahead.

‘Thanks again for everything and see you soon! Alessio’.

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