Police Launch Investigation Into Stunning Video of Premier League Star Kicking and Slapping His Cat

Police Launch Investigation Into Stunning Video of Premier League Star Kicking and Slapping His Cat

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Jacob Zouma seems to have landed himself in hot water after a clip showing him maltreating his pet cat went viral on the internet
  • Fans are clamouring for the prosecution of the West Ham United star as he hit and slapped the animal in the clip
  • Police officials have now launched enquiries into the video which could mean trouble for the Frenchman

An investigation has commenced into a video showing West Ham United star Kurt Zouma drop-kicking and slapping his cat according to reports.

SunSport reports that police officials have launched enquiries into the footage which has since gone viral across the internet space.

It was gathered that police said in a statement that “urgent enquiries” are being launched into the clip capturing the moment the Frenchman kicked and slapped the cat at his multimillion-pound mansion.

Kurt Zouma
Kurt Zouma under investigation for beating his pet cat. Photo: Sebastian Frej
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Fans have criticised the player and he has aplogised over the incident as shared by his brother Yoan on Snapchat.

What did the police say?

Essex Police confirmed as per CBS Sports:

“We are aware of a video circulating on social media relating to an incident involving a cat which members of our communities may find distressing.
“We have recently been made aware that this incident may have taken place in Essex and we are liaising with the RSPCA and urgent enquiries are ongoing.”

Surrey Police also added that they carried out a number of enquiries with the RSPCA before realising that the ordeal was not in their force area.

Over 80,000 sign petition

Meanwhile, a petition calling for the prosecution of Kurt Zouma has gone viral on the internet, with well over 70,000 signatures already, as at the time of filing this report.

The defender was in West Ham’s starting lineup in their 1-0 win over Watford and manager David Moyes is under heavy criticism for fielding the Frenchman.

He could be facing serious prosecution after being spotted angrily kicking and slapping his pet cat in his kitchen at his mansion.

The petition, which was launched on Tuesday, has already amassed 73,437 signatures at the time of writing.

Change.org revealed that crossing the 75,000-signature mark has made it one of the most-signed petitions on the platform.

Overmars resigns as Ajax boss after being caught sending inappropriate messages to female colleagues

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Reports have it that the 48-year-old had been at the club for about ten years having been appointed in 2012 as he recently signed a new deal until 2026.

The media in the Netherlands was awash with reports that the former midfielder had been sending inappropriate messages to lure his female colleagues to bed.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.