A former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has claimed that what Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen suffered at Napoli last weekend was nothing but racism.
Osimhen was mocked by Napoli in a TikTok video posted earlier this week after he missed a penalty in the 0-0 draw at Bologna on Sunday.
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Angered by the club’s action, the striker reacted by deleting all Napoli’s pictures and videos from his social media handles with his agent threatening to take legal action against the club.
The 24-year-old snubbed a number of his teammates on his arrival at the team’s hotel ahead of Napoli’s Serie A clash Udinese on Wednesday.
After their midweek game, the club’s boss, Rudi Garcia said the video was not intended to offend Osimhen.
The Serie A champions later released a statement on Thursday evening, where they claim that Victor Osimhen is a treasure to the club.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, said the action of the club is nothing but a clear display of racism.
“What happened to Victor Osimhen is nothing but a pure act of racism by Napoli.
“Black football players in most European clubs are only spared from racism when they play well,” he wrote on X.