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'Don't consider it as if he went to Ibiza to the disco': Napoli star Victor Osimhen is defended by his agent despite testing positive for Covid-19 after partying with family in Nigeria over Christmas... as Italian side fine £45m striker for breaking rules Napoli forward Victor Osimhen tested positive for Covid-19 after his trip to Lagos Osimhen broke social distancing rules and partied with his family without a mask The Napoli authorities and manager Gennaro Gattuso were furious and fined him Roberto Calenda said that Osimhen had been going through 'a difficult period' He admitted Osimhen was in the wrong but wanted people to know the context

By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline

Published: 10:51 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 10:54 GMT, 5 January 2021

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Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has been defended by his agent Roberto Calenda following his breach of Covid-19 protocols.

Osimhen tested positive for coronavirus after his trip to Lagos, where he had flouted social distancing rules and partied with friends and family without wearing a mask.

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Calenda defended his family's decision to throw Osimhen a surprise birthday party and insisted that people must know 'the context' before judging the situation.

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen (above) tested positive for Covid-19 after his trip to Lagos

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen (above) tested positive for Covid-19 after his trip to Lagos

Calenda revealed how the 22-year-old had been going through 'a difficult period in recent months' after losing his father and that he had been struggling with injury. 

Calenda admitted that the forward had 'made a mistake' but asked that his wrongdoing was not compared to that of going to a 'disco' in Ibiza.

Osimhen's agent told Il Mattino:'He should not be accused of a family party. He was naive, but you also need to know the context to get a complete picture of the issue.

Osimhen broke social distancing rules and partied with his family without a mask (above)

Osimhen broke social distancing rules and partied with his family without a mask

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