Kurt Zouma convicted of abusing his cat

Kurt Zouma convicted of abusing his cat


West Ham and France defender Kurt Zouma was sentenced on Wednesday to 180 hours of public service for violence against his cat. The former Stéphanois is also banned from owning a cat for five years.

The penalty fell to Kurt Zouma. The French international’s West Ham defender was sentenced on Wednesday to 180 hours of public service for ill-treatment of his cat. The 27-year-old, who had pleaded guilty before the correctional court last week, it is also forbidden to own a cat for five years. His brother, Yoan, who filmed the video, was sentenced to 140 hours of community service.

He faces up to five years in prison

The 27-year-old responded to two counts: unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and allegation of breach of an obligation to protect animals. Last February a video in which he was seen hitting his cat had been posted on social media and had plunged him into turmoil. According to British law, the former Stéphanois could face up to five years in prison.

The images, which had been looping on social media, had deeply shocked public opinion. West Ham had fined him € 300,000, but he was not suspended in the Premier League. However, Zouma had been let go by a number of his sponsors, including sportswear giant Adidas, and had to face chambering in the stands.

Apolline Bouchery and F.Ga

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