West Ham safeguard Kurt Zouma has put out a conciliatory sentiment over upsetting film shared which shows him punting his feline across his kitchen.
The French global said there were “no real reasons” for his conduct, while West Ham “energetically denounced” the middle back’s activities and said they would manage the matter inside.
In the video, got by The Sun paper, the 27-year-old is additionally seen slapping the feline.
The video is accepted to have been shot by Zouma’s sibling Yoan and afterward shared on Snapchat.
“I need to apologize for my activities,” Zouma said in an articulation. “There are no good reasons for my conduct, which I truly lament.
“I additionally need to say how profoundly sorry I am to any individual who was resentful about the video. I might want to guarantee everybody that our two felines are entirely fine and solid.
“They are adored and loved by our whole family, and this conduct was a confined occurrence that won’t reoccur.”
The West Ham club explanation read: “West Ham United wholeheartedly denounces the activities of our player, Kurt Zouma, in the video that has coursed.
“We have addressed Kurt and will manage the matter inside, however we might want to clarify that we not the slightest bit approve mercilessness towards creatures.”
West Ham are because of be in Premier League activity against Watford on Tuesday night, however it is not yet clear whether Zouma will be considered for determination.
A representative for the RSPCA added: “This is an exceptionally disturbing video. It’s never adequate to kick, hit or slap a creature, for discipline or in any case.
“We are so appreciative to individuals who report speculated creature enduring to us and we might want to console individuals we will constantly investigate and, if vital, examine any grievances made to us about creature government assistance.”