UK SPA wants Kurt Zouma and his brother prosecuted for abusing a cat

The British SPA (RSPCA) announced on Tuesday that it had launched proceedings for French international defender Kurt Zouma and his brother Yoan to be prosecuted for abusing a cat, facts broadcast in a video on social networks.

Yoan Zouma is believed to have recorded and broadcast the video where the 27-year-old French international was seen kicking and slapping his cat.

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“After an exhaustive and thorough investigation, we have initiated the procedure for Kurt Zouma and Yoan Zouma to be prosecuted for violation of the law on animal welfare”an RSPCA spokesman told AFP.

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“The two cats (of the French defender) are still in the care of the RSPCA. We will be able to provide more information once a date for the first hearing is set.”he added.

300,000 euro fine

West Ham immediately assured that their central defender “cooperated fully, with the support of the club” to the investigation. “According to our information, Kurt’s cats have been examined by a veterinarian, are in good health and have not suffered any physical injuries”the Hammers added.

The London club had not suspended their player and had even made him play a match the evening of the revelation of the affair, provoking a huge wave of protest. The player was finally fined 300,000 euros, the highest possible, imposed by his club and the sports equipment manufacturer Adidas had broken a sponsorship contract with the player.

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A little earlier, it was Dagenham and Redbridge (D5), the club where 23-year-old Yoan plays, who announced that he would take “act of RSPCA decision”, on its website. While reiterating that he condemned “any form of animal cruelty”the club also announced that it was ending the player’s suspension announced at the time.

“The decision was made to make him available (to the group) to play”he added, while specifying that he reserved “the right to take any other additional measures that he deems necessary once the legal proceedings have been completed”.

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