Disturbing video shows soccer star Kurt Zouma slapping and kicking his pet cat

Disturbing video shows soccer star Kurt Zouma slapping and kicking his pet cat
West Ham player Kurt Zouma in action during the Premier League match in 2021 (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

TRIGGER WARNING: Article contains details of animal abuse 

A disturbing video of French soccer star Kurt Zouma has been doing rounds on the Internet, prompting a barrage of criticism from thousands of his fans. The video, believed to be shot by Zouma's brother, shows him slapping and kicking his pet cat while chasing them across the room. The helpless animal tries to run away in fear as the soccer player attacks it for apparently jumping on the sofa. 

The 27-year-old West Ham player was slammed as a 'sicko' and 'piece of s**t' for his actions, as many reported him for animal cruelty. The horrifying footage shows him repeatedly kicking his cat around, in a manner he would dribble a soccer ball. The captions on the video were funny reactions from his end, which made many infer that he found animal abuse as something funny. Fans raised concerns about the cat while demanding a legal end to Zouma's career. 


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Kurt Zouma, who previously played for the English football club Chelsea F.C., is currently assigned to West Ham United. He also plays for the French national soccer team as a defender. 

The latest viral video was exclusively obtained by The Sun and was circulated widely on Twitter. In the video, two identical-looking Bengal cats can be seen at first, one of whom is attacked by Zouma repeatedly while the other flees in fear. There also appears to be a child in the video whose face was blurred.

Meanwhile, Zouma's club West Ham United issued a statement in this regard which read, "West Ham unreservedly condemns the actions of our player, Kurt Zouma, in the video that has circulated. We have spoken to Kurt & will be dealing with the matter internally, but we would like to make it clear that we in no way condone cruelty towards animals."

WWE icon Drew McIntyre slammed Zouma over the video, tweeting, "I'm struggling to put into words how I feel about this distressing footage. Truly disgusting actions from Kurt Zouma who is meant to be a role model. No helpless animal should ever be subject to abuse like this. I would like to know how @WestHam plan to punish these actions?"

An angry fan who shared the video tweeted, "A video obtained by The Sun allegedly shows footballer Kurt Zouma kicking and hitting his cat. It’s absolutely disgusting and disturbing footage. I hope he is prosecuted for animal cruelty."

"Kurt Zouma’s career should end today. Those videos are heinous. The captions demonstrate he thought it was funny to kick and abuse his cat. I hope the UK’s new animal protection law applies to him. @WestHam and their fans deserve better," a fan demanded. 

Gamer Kurt0411 lashed out at Zouma saying, "On behalf of all Kurts go f**k yourself @KurtZouma."

Another fan noted, "Absolutely disgusting, sickening & disturbing behaviour from Kurt Zouma. No apology will excuse what he’s done, hope he’s punished properly for such awful animal cruelty. Like most Chelsea fans I really liked him & his character. Not now, lost all respect."






It remains to be seen whether Kurt Zouma faces any legal action for violating the animal cruelty and abuse laws in the UK. 

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