Kurt Zouma Sentenced To 180 Hours Of Community Service For Kicking His Cat

West Ham defender, Kurt Zouma has been slapped with a community service sentence.

The French defender will be spending 180 hours of his time doing community service and this comes after he admitted two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal by kicking it in the abdomen and slapping it on the head at Thames Magistrates’ Court last week

In addition, he has been also banned from keeping cats for five years and he was also told to pay nearly £9,000 in court costs.

After the verdict, his club, West Ham United has issued a statement that reads;

“West Ham United can confirm that Kurt Zouma has been handed a community service order following an investigation by the RSPCA.

West Ham United wishes to make clear that we condemn in the strongest terms any form of animal abuse or cruelty. This type of behaviour is unacceptable and is not in line with the values of the football club.

Within 48 hours of the footage emerging, we fined Kurt the maximum available to the club.

Every single penny of this money is now with a number of deserving charities, all dedicated to animal welfare.

Kurt admitted at the earliest opportunity that what he did was wrong. He has apologised without reservation.

We hope that now the court has reached its decision, everyone will allow Kurt the chance to learn from his mistake and move on.”

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