Serie A Branded Racist After Crowning Kvaratskhelia ‘Napoli King’ Instead Of Osimhen
The Italian football league known as Serie A has been accused of racism after crowning Khvicha Kvaratskhelia as “King of Napoli” ahead of Victor Osimhen.
KanyiDaily recalls that Victor Osimhen helped Napoli to win their first Italian Serie A title in 33 years, following a 1-1 draw with Udinese on Thursday night.
The Nigerian striker wrote his name in the Serie A history books after scoring 22 goals and providing four assists in 29 league games to help Napoli maintain a 16-point lead with five games to go.
While the entire team has been superb all season under the guidance of coach Luciano Spalleti, Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia have been outstanding.
After the game on Thursday night, Napoli fans at the Diego Maradona stadium couldn’t hide their joy as they chanted the name of Victor Osimhen.
Osimhen has broken Samuel Eto’o’s record (21) for the most goals scored by an African Player in a single Serie A season, and tied George Weah’s record for the highest African goal scorer in Serie A with 46 goals.
However, in a shocking tweet, Seria A shared an image that depicted Napoli and football legend Diego Maradona crowning Kvaratskhelia who was seated in a royal-like chair with the Scudetto trophy flanked on his left.
Football fans on Twitter have expressed their displeasure with Serie A for crowning Kvaratskhelia as the king in Napoli ahead of Osimhen, who is on course to become the first African player to win the Italian Serie A Golden Boot with 22 goals this campaign.
The fans who are fans mostly Nigerians agitated for what many alleged was racial discrimination given how instrumental Osimhen was to Napoli clinching the Serie A title after three decades.
Nigerians are criticizing the Seria A, branding them racist.
See some reactions below:
If not Racism, Victor Osimhen should wear the crown. Retweet if you agree👍 https://t.co/XImpK4RY3c pic.twitter.com/WtISjbu3O7
— French 🇫🇷 (@Mc_Phils) May 6, 2023
After Victor Osimhen become the highest goal scorer in Seria A this season, highest Africa goal scorer in a single season in the history of Seria A. Then seria A came up with this to crown an unknown person King
But to we VICTOR OSIMHEN IS OUR KING
Say no to Racism pic.twitter.com/9urMeIoDy2
— Pamilerin Adegoke (@UnclePamilerin) May 6, 2023
This is the height of racism,
Yes, Kvara was instrumental in Napoli winning the league but Victor Osimhen was the biggest factor that made Napoli win it.
So this is how the poster should be: https://t.co/UaVNFOT7nA pic.twitter.com/vW1xkZRwD4
— Man City Principal 🕒 (@BarcaPrincipal) May 6, 2023
I agree the racism card is wrong.
But Napoli without osimhen late into the season have looked dysfunctional.
Toothless against Milan over two legs.
The only time he got a good cross he scored.
Not saying kvara was bad.
But Osimhen has literally bad bigger and more clutch moments https://t.co/W7N9QWrsrh
— Rasheed🎗️ (@RasheedIsa7) May 7, 2023
Osimhen is the main reason why Napoli won the Seria A title (after 33 years); His impact on games is undeniable, but Khvicha is the one getting the accolades. This reeks of racism. If a new king is getting crowned in Napoli, no-one deserves the crown more than Victor Osimhen.
— Daniel Regha (@DanielRegha) May 6, 2023
No wonder no one rates your league.
Corruption, match fixing and racism!! Victor should leave and let’s see your fake king do it alone
Come to England king osimhen and school haaland how to do it properly
ENKR!!el eyin Oloshi
— BiG AYO🔰 (@47kasz) May 6, 2023
That Kvaraskhelia is ass..he was the cause of Napoli exiting UCL but because of Racism These Italians wanna rate him ahead of Osimhen smh 🤦♂️
No wonder covid was killing their people mmoa
— M A E S T R O🏀🇬🇭 (@14_Jersey_) May 6, 2023
Osimhen posters is literally everywhere in Napoli but to crown a black player the current king of a club is so heavy for them to do.. If this isn’t racism then i don’t know what else it is.
— Carter (@insanespotter) May 6, 2023
Italians and Racism lmaaaaao, Victor Osimhen owns your league. https://t.co/HPWrDW6EHn pic.twitter.com/DH8kzGksQe
— 𝐕𝐀𝐑 ☘️ (@Ziyechman) May 6, 2023
If not Racism, Victor Osimhen should wear the Crown👑 RT If you Agree ❤️ https://t.co/UvV45Sa3J7 pic.twitter.com/mn0Befmaac
— B.O.D ✪ (@bod_republc) May 7, 2023
If you think Osimhen is the main man, you’ve basically just come here to defend racism tbh https://t.co/Vb0jomFRnP
— ᵀᴬᴹᴬᴺ (@the25thitaman) May 6, 2023
KanyiDaily recalls that Victor Osimhen is wanted by Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich, but he insisted that he still has a future in Napoli, stressing that he has no plans to leave the club next summer.