Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has distanced himself from taking penalties at Italian club, Napoli after a now infamous series of TikToks were posted to the club’s social media channels in recent weeks.
Napoli had few rough days at Napoli over two tiktok videos which seemed to have mocked him for begging to take penalties and subsequently missing it in the match against another Serie A side Napoli.
The videos caused an uproar for Osimhen and his supporters alike, eventually leading to the departure of one of Napoli’s social media executives.
Since the incident, Napoli have played three matches and been awarded penalties in every one of those games, yet Osimhen has not taken any of them.
Instead, Piotr Zielinski took on the responsibility against Udinese as well as against Real Madrid in Wednesday night’s Champions League clash at the Maradona.
Matteo Politano took the injury-time kick against Lecce in the game that was played between the two aforementioned fixtures.
According to reports from La Repubblica, reported via TMW, it was Osimhen himself who decided to take himself off penalty duty, having felt unnecessarily mocked by the club’s social media team.