West Ham’s Kurt Zouma filmed KICKING and slapping pet cat in surprising video

WEST HAM defender Kurt Zouma has been filmed booting his cat like a soccer throughout his kitchen flooring.

The Premier League star, 27, was additionally seen slapping his pet’s face.

4 West Ham has condemned Kurt Zouma’s actions Credit score: Shutterstock

4 Horrifying sight . . . footage begins with West Ham star Zouma dropping the cat and booting it throughout the kitchen flooring, earlier than the petrified puss scrambles away

The membership condemned Zouma’s actions and fined him £250,000, which they state is the utmost superb they’re able to hand out.

The West Ham defender is seen attacking the pet at his £2million mansion whereas his brother movies him.

Zouma, 27, drops the moggy and boots it in mid air throughout the kitchen flooring.

The French worldwide then chases the animal round his eating room in entrance of a kid because the cameraman laughs.

Zouma additionally hurls a pair of designer footwear on the pet — which frantically tries to flee.

In a closing clip, he’s seen forcefully slapping the cat within the face — and out of the kid’s arms.

It comes as:

Zouma’s cats have now been rescued by the RSCPA after hundreds of individuals lodged complaints.

Final Tuesday evening, Zouma issued a grovelling apology for the assault and insisted it was an remoted incident.

He mentioned: “I need to apologise for my actions. There aren’t any excuses for my behaviour, which I sincerely remorse.

“I additionally need to say how deeply sorry I’m to anybody who was upset by the video. I wish to guarantee everybody that our two cats are completely superb and wholesome.

“They’re liked and cherished by our whole household, and this behaviour was an remoted incident that won’t occur once more.”

It’s understood the £30million former Chelsea participant was livid that the Bengal — an costly breed of domesticated cat that appears like a small leopard — tousled his home.

A supply mentioned: “It appeared that Kurt had bought offended on the cat for by chance smashing some kind of vase and tearing down a lightweight fixture from the kitchen cabinet.

“However what he does subsequent is totally unacceptable. Kurt kicks it, throws footwear at it after which slaps it. The poor cat appeared so scared.”

The disturbing footage was filmed by Zouma’s brother Yoan and posted to Snapchat on Sunday afternoon — a day after the centre-back appeared for West Ham within the FA Cup.

The primary clip was captioned “sa begin”, which interprets into English as “it’s beginning”. It’s changed with a dozen laughing face emojis in later clips.

4 Forceful swipe . . . the French worldwide lashes out as little one clutches cat on desk — slapping pet across the face & out of the teen’s arms — in disturbing closing clip

An RSPCA spokesperson mentioned: “It is a very upsetting video. It’s by no means acceptable to kick, hit or slap an animal, for punishment or in any other case.”

Dr Maggie Roberts, of charity Cats Safety, mentioned: “Any particular person seen or suspected of treating an animal badly, whether or not that is bodily violence, neglect or some other type of cruelty ought to be reported to the RSPCA.

“The police work intently with the RSPCA to analyze circumstances of animal cruelty. Cats are sentient beings and expertise ache and concern. Beating up a cat will solely trigger it to endure bodily and mentally.

“We observed that some individuals viewing the video on-line thought it was humorous. We are able to guarantee them that this isn’t a laughing matter.”

Zouma — who received the Premier League twice with Chelsea after becoming a member of them in 2014 — has scored one aim in 12 video games since shifting to the Hammers in the summertime.

4 Emojis on footage as Zouma hurls designer footwear at puss

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