Osimhen: Napoli’s Social Media Executive Resigns in the Wake of Offensive TikTok Videos

Napoli’s social media boss has resigned in the aftermath of inflammatory TikTok videos targeting Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen.

This week, the Serie A club provoked outrage by posting videos on its TikTok account criticizing striker Victor Osimhen for missing a penalty against Bologna.


The first video showed the 24-year-old pleading for a penalty, with sped-up audio labelled ‘Gimme penalty please’ before firing the spot-kick wide of the post.

A second video from the club’s account, which has been circulated online and since deleted, compared Osimhen to a ‘coconut’ – widely viewed as a racial slur.


In the wake of the saga, the club’s social media executive has left the club and confirmed the news via a post on his personal Instagram account.


Alessio Fortino wrote: ‘Today, after 805 days, my professional adventure with SSC Naples ends.

‘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’.


In response to the incident, Napoli insisted they ‘never wanted to mock’ Osimhen but stopped short of publicly apologising for the incident.

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