It is with no doubt, that the latest controversy involving the football world, is that of Kurt Zouma and his Cat (name unknown). In a Recent viral video, Zouma could be seen in a short video clip, shared by his brother on Snapchat, kicking and slapping his pet cat, in his kitchen. following the ugly incident, the internet broke out, as social media users around different parts of the world have condemned his actions and calling for his immediate suspension from his career activities, and with more than 200,000 persons, signing an online petition to have the star prosecuted.
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With Sportswear Giants “Adidas” championing the uproar by terminating their boot contract with the Star, a contract worth to be over £100,000 a year, other sponsors have taken a que from the company as well.. Vitality also suspended their £500,000-a-year sponsorship for the club. Sponsors including Experience Kissimmee and Yield App are also believed to be evaluating their relationship with the east London club.
But in all of these, Manager David Moyes and Wes ham United have seem to be unmoved, although, having condemned the player’s wrong actions with a fine of £250,000,. West Ham United would like to reiterate our condemnation of Kurt’s actions and make it clear that the matter continues to be handled with the utmost seriousness,’ the club said in a statement on Wednesday, adding the player, who has apologised, is ‘extremely remorseful, But would NOT stop featuring the player in their up coming games as he’s an Important player of the team.
West Ham did go on to feature Zouma in last Tuesday’s game against Watford, at the London Stadium. Despite being severely booed throughout the game, the club still insists on starting him in further games, as he is an important player on the team, stating that, the Player had apologised to the club, his teammates and to the entire public and is also willing to work with the authorities to show how sorry and remorseful he is.
In a statement sent out to the media, Zouma said in a statement: ‘I want to apologise for my actions.
‘There are no excuses for my behaviour, which I sincerely regret.
‘I also want to say how deeply sorry I am to anyone who was upset by the video.
‘I would like to assure everyone that our two cats are perfectly fine and healthy.
‘They are loved and cherished by our entire family, and this behaviour was an isolated incident that will not happen again.’
Meanwhile, the RSPCA announced on Wednesday that they had seized the cats owned by Zouma, taking them in for a medical check-up.
The pets will remain in their care until their investigation is complete.
In all if this, we hope things get resolved well and soon enough, I’m talking about Kurt Zouma and his pet cat. We wish both parties well and a happy ending.
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