Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has been handed a two-game ban by the Serie A, as well as a reported fine worth €5,000.
WuzupNigeria reported that the Nigeria international was handed a red card on Sunday night just 23-minutes into Napoli's 2-0 win over newly-promoted Venezia for supposedly punching Daan Heymans.
A video from the game showed Osimhen shoving Heymans doing a corner kick and he caught the defender on the throat with a fist.
Adjudged to be a punch by the referee, as Heymans lay helplessly on the ground, Osimhen was handed a straight red card.
The Nigerian would now miss Napoli's matches against Juventus and Genoa, after his action was deemed violent by Serie A disciplinary’s committee.
The 22-year-old was also fined €5,000 which is equivalent to ₦2.4m.
However, Napoli released a statement on Tuesday, stating that they would appeal the ban.
"The Napoli striker was sanctioned by the Sports Judge "for having voluntarily slapped the face of an opponent with the ball not within playing distance".
"The blue club will appeal," Napoli's statement read partly.
Meanwhile, coach Luciano Spalletti issued a strong warning to the Nigerian after the incident.
"The expulsion of Osimhen? He has to be careful of his emotional reactions," Spalletti said as quoted by Ilnapolista.
"He is a strong attacker and all defenders will help each other. He will always have his hands on the defenders. He must be careful. The referee was corrected when I went to talk to him and he explained what he saw."