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West Ham's Kurt Zouma Allegedly Slapping And Kicking a cat

West Ham defender Kurt Zouma is in court this week following the release of a video earlier this year showing him allegedly slapping and kicking one of his animals.

Zouma and his brother Yoan have been summons by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (RSPCA).

When video of the alleged incident went viral in February, fans were outraged, mocking the France international.At the hearing on Tuesday, the defender will be charged with three charges of breaking the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

The third charge is for neglecting to safeguard an animal under his care from "pain, suffering, damage, or sickness."

Yoan Zouma, a non-league footballer for Dagenham and Redbridge, will face two counts of aiding and abetting his brother.

Following the allegations, the RSPCA took custody of two cats belonging to Kurt Zouma, a 27-year-old centre-back.

West Ham claimed that they had "Substantial gifts" have been made to nine animal charities in the UK and abroad. Zouma was also penalised two weeks' wages, which is almost £250,000 ($314,000, 295,000 euros).

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