Napoli boss Rudi Garcia has said that the Italian club never intended to hurt Victor Osimhen with a controversial video shared on TikTok.
The video, since deleted, on Napoli's TikTok account centred around Osimhen's penalty miss during Sunday's goalless draw against Bologna.
It showed the 24-year-old appealing for a penalty and mocked him using a high-pitched voice with the caption 'Gimme penalty please' before showing him blasting his effort wide of the post and then abruptly ending.
The video angered the Ballon d’Or nominee and he took down all images of him in the Partenopei jersey on his Instagram account.
Subsequently, his agent threatened to take legal action against Napoli over the "unacceptable" video.
In response to the controversy surrounding the Super Eagles forward and the club's TikTok video, Garcia admitted that the club had been faced with a bit of trouble as a result of some clumsy behaviour.
"Over the last two days there was a bit of trouble with some clumsy behaviour,” Garcia was quoted by Football Italia after the game.
“Nobody wanted to be hurtful, not the TikTok with the video of Victor, nor Victor by taking his photographs down on social media.
“Nobody intended to hurt anyone, these are instinctive reactions and are understandable."