“I did a terrible thing. I’m sorry »-

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The West Ham defender posted a video on social media in which he kicked and slapped his cat. As the club fined him, he went to trial and now repeats his repentance

He did not end up with a comment for a few days and a fine of 250,000 pounds (just under 300,000 euros) imposed on him by West Ham. Attack on cats by Kurt Zouma, photographed by his brother and posted on Snapchat in February. The French defender went to trial, admitted all his responsibilities and was sentenced to 180 hours of community service, to pay court costs for 9 thousand pounds (just over 10 thousand) and He won’t be able to have a cat for five years (He was kidnapped).

It was a difficult time for me and my family
– He said in an interview with the official channels of West Ham -. I realize I did something horrible and I’m still apologizing. I realize a lot of people may have been shocked to see the video and I’m really, really sorry. They were all born when, in February, his brother Yuan posted on social media a video of the defender first kicking his cat, then throwing his boots in the face, and finally taking it and slapping it on the muzzle. It’s all seasoned with funny phrases and smiley emojis.

I deeply regret what happened I am trying to move forward with the support of my family. I’ve learned a lot in recent months and I think that’s the most important thing. I had the support of a lot of people around me who helped me focus on football. After the club’s tough stance which immediately stigmatized the incident and penalized the player, West Ham have been great with me. I can never thank my teammates, staff and all members of the club enough for the support they have given me and the way they have supported me. This team is a second family to me.

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At the end of the trial, Joanne Zuma, who admitted he was the mastermind behind the act, was sentenced to 140 hours of community service. With the fine your player pays, though, West Ham have funded nine charities working in the animal world In the UK and across the border.

5 Nov 2022 (change on 5 Nov 2022 | 15:45)

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