West Ham United defender Kurt Zouma has pleaded guilty to kicking and slapping his pet cat in a video that also showed him saying “I swear I’ll kill it”.
Premier League Star Defender Zouma Pleads Guilty To Kicking & Slapping A Cat
Zouma’s brother Yoan, who plays for Dagenham and Redbridge, admitted one offence after an RSPCA investigation.
Yoan, 24, filmed the incident, which was posted on social media. Sentencing has been adjourned to 1 June.
The court was told about disturbing footage of the incident, which was filmed at the West Ham player’s home and posted on Snapchat with ‘laughing’ emojis by his brother on 6 February.
It was later seen by a woman who had been messaging Yoan, and she raised concern.
Zouma could be seen volleying the Bengal cat across his kitchen, before throwing a pair of shoes at it and slapping its head.