The RSPCA says it has started prosecution court docket cases against Kurt Zouma and brother Yoan for his or her roles in filming Kurt kicking a cat.
After the video regarded, the RSPCA removed two cats from Kurt’s dwelling and started liaising with Essex Police in regards to the incident.
Kurt continued to play for West Ham whatever the controversy.
An RSPCA spokesperson stated: “Following a fat and thorough investigation, we now maintain started the task of bringing a prosecution against Kurt Zouma and Yoan Zouma beneath the Animal Welfare Act.
“The two cats proceed to be cared for by the RSPCA. We will doubtless be ready to release more files as soon as a court docket date is confirmed.”
West Ham stated they maintain been “responsive to the RSPCA boom when it comes to its investigation”.
The club added: “Kurt continues to co-feature fully, supported by the club. It’s our working out that Kurt’s cats maintain been checked by a vet, are in perfect health and maintain suffered no bodily accidents.
“For correct reasons, neither Kurt or the club will doubtless be making to any extent additional observation at the present.”
Following the incident, West Ham stated they’d fined the elder brother “basically the most amount seemingly” and the cost would be donated to animal welfare charities.
On the opposite hand, Hammers sponsor Journey Kissimmee stated it can presumably dwell its address the club and one more sponsor, Vitality, suspended its address the club.
German sports clothing company Adidas also announced it had ended its address Kurt.
National League club Dagenham & Redbridge stated Yoan, who has no longer been picked since 29 January, would now return to the squad.
A club boom stated “to any extent additional suspension from the crew would be detrimental to both the club and Yoan”.
It continued: “A name has been made therefore for Yoan to be accessible to play.
“The club reserves the simply to deem additional motion if deemed well-known after the conclusion of the court docket court docket cases.”
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