Kurt Zouma

Soccer Pro Kurt Zouma Get Cancelled


Kurt Zouma Suffers the Consequences

Kurt Zouma, West Ham United’s centre-back and French national soccer team player was chilling in his house having fun with his brother. He picked up a cat and subsequently kicked it to the amusement of some family and friends. He threw his shoes at the cat, hitting the feline on the face and drawing more laughter in the background. Zouma’s brother recorded all of this footage and eventually posted it on Snapchat last Sunday. The clip was short, and the professional soccer player was clearly having fun in the wrong way. Now, the fun is over.

Originally posted at Snapchat, the video got reshared in multiple social media outlets most especially in Twitter. In a matter of minutes, the video got thousands of shares and more than a million views. People were calling out Kurt Zouma for his acts of animal abuse. His mother team is getting tagged on the video shares. People are posting the video on The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (RSPCA) social media channels. The fans are angry and they want accountability.


Kurt Zouma Suffers the Consequences

After the video went viral, Kurt Zouma issued an apology and released his statement on his social media accounts.He apologised to the fans, his football club West Ham United, and sponsors. He admits his actions are inexcusable and promises not to do them again. He also assured everyone that the cats in the video are doing fine and did not suffer any injuries. Both cats are pets of his family and that they are well-loved except during this isolated case in the video footage.

Kurt Zouma
Kurt Zouma issued an apology and released his statement on his social media accounts.

West Ham United of the Premier League also released a statement of their own stating they are not condoning their player’s actions and they support the Animal Welfare Act. They have fined him $338,000 for animal cruelty. Both the team and Zouma agreed that the amount will then be donated to different animal welfare charities. Zouma also surrendered his cats to the RSPCA for assessment.

Adidas, Zouma’s sponsor, also cut ties with him and ended his sponsorship deal after doing their own investigation regarding the incident. Consequences were harsh for Kurt Zouma and we just hoped he learned a lot from this tryst.

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