The Met Police have expressed not to investigate a video which depicted West Ham defender Kurt Zouma kicking his cat across his kitchen floor.
Despite, Zouma issuing an plea for the disturbing video acquired by the Sun Newspaper, in which he is also seen slapping his pet in the face, Zouma will face no official charge from the force over the incident.
His brother, Yoan, is reckoned to have filmed the incident inside his home prior posting it to Snapchat on Sunday afternoon, just a day following West Ham’s FA Cup fourth-round victory at Kidderminster.
Zouma can be seen in his kitchen picking up the cat before unhanding it and kicking it into the air across the kitchen.
He is also seen running after the Bengal cat around his dining room in front of a child whilst the cameraman is heard sniggering.
Zouma is then filmed aiming a pair of shoes at the animal as it tries to escape. A final clip depicts him slapping the cat in the face and out of the child’s arms.
Zouma has since issued an apology for the attack and said it was an outlying incident.
“I also want to say how deeply sorry I am to anyone who was upset by the video,” he stated. “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.”