Super Eagles of Nigeria and Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen has advised fans to teach their parents and children to have respect for all and avoid racial discrimination.
The Edo-born striker, as well as Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa of Cameroon,
experienced racial abuse in Napoli’s 2-1 win away to Fiorentina at Artemio Franchi Stadium on Saturday, October 2.
During the match, Lucas Martinez converted a Dusan Vlahovis pass in the 28th minute to give the hosts a lead.
Osimhen was then fouled by the scorer in the 37th minute in the danger zone, and the referee awarded the league leaders a penalty.
Lorenzo Insigne stepped up to take the spot-kick, but goalkeeper Bartłomiej Drągowski pulled off a double-save to deny him.
The rebound fell kindly to Hirving Lozano who fully capitalized on it to bring the teams back to level terms.
Amir Rrahmani scored the winner in the 50th minute after converting a Piotr Zielinski cross into the danger zone.
Despite the positive result, the match did not end well for Osimhen as he was abused, and he has now spoken on
the matter, asking fans on Twitter to help in the fight against racism.
“Speak to your kids, your parents; make them understand how disgusting it is to hate an individual because of
the colour of their skin. No to racism,” the striker urged on Twitter.
The 22-year-old Victor Osimhen has been in good form, scoring seven goals in his last six matches in all competitions and
is the highest goal scorer in Serie A at the moment.
By Taiyelolu A