Fund guilty of animal cruelty and for going as far as kicking and slapping his car, West Ham defender and French international, Kurt Zouma has been ordered to carry out 180 hours of community service.
A judge at Thames Magistrates Court in east London also banned the 27-year-old France international from keeping cats for five years.
Zouma triggered international outrage after a video of him emerged in February volleying the pet across his kitchen before throwing a pair of shoes at it.
He was seen slapping the Bengal cat’s head and saying: “I’ll swear I’ll kill it.” The clip, shared on Snapchat, featured laughing emojis.
It prompted West Ham to fine him £250,000 ($315,000, 294,000 euros). He lost a lucrative sponsorship deal and selection for France.
He pleaded guilty in May 2022 to two counts under the Animal Welfare Act of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.