Former Manchester City Defender, Micah Richards, has hit out at Napoli’s media over the recent controversial TikTok video mocking striker Victor Osimhen.
Napoli’s official TikTok account recently uploaded a video of Osimhen dressed as a coconut with a sped-up voiceover.
The video made light of the Nigerian international missing a penalty in a Serie A 0-0 draw against Bologna last month.
The video, which has since been deleted, received massive backlash with some deeming it as racist.
However, Richards has given his take on the video, branding it as embarrassing.
He told CBS Sports Golazo: “Where do we start with that because, I’m confused. You’ve got a black guy and dressed him as a coconut. No matter what, whether they meant it to be offensive or not, surely you would just think in your mind ‘You’ve got a black person, do we want to cover his body with a coconut?’ Like does that not go through your head at any point?”
“We can’t sort of say the whole of Napoli, it might’ve been one guy, it might’ve been two people. We don’t know. But for that to come out is quite embarrassing,” Richards added.