DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE has suspended Yoan, brother of Kurt Zouma until the RSPCA completes its investigation into the sick cat kick video.
West Ham’s trump card Kurt was filmed kicking and slapping his cat in his £2 million London mansion.
Yoan, who like Kurt plays at centre-back, filmed the incident where he said he was ‘extremely serious’ apologizing.
And after tens of thousands of complaints, Zouma’s cat was taken away by the RSPCA and they’re investigating the video.
Until the RSPCA investigation is complete, Dagenham & Redbridge has confirmed that Yoan will not be playing a competitive game for the club.
One official statement read: “The club wants more updates on their player, Yoan Zouma.
“Yoan has been contacted by the RSPCA this week to assist with their investigation and is fully cooperating with them.
“However, Dagenham & Redbridge FC would like to reiterate once again that they condemn any form of cruelty to animals and fully understand the reaction of many supporters.
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“The club has therefore decided that until the RSPCA has completed its investigation, Yoan will not play for Dagenham & Redbridge in any competitive matches.
“Any action deemed necessary will be taken at the conclusion of the RSPCA investigation.”
Brother Kurt has been fined £250,000 by West Ham for his role in the disturbing video after playing in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Watford.
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Dogfight organizers, farmers who neglect their horses, and thugs who mistreat puppies or kittens can all face long prison terms.
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It made CCTV mandatory at every slaughterhouse in the UK and banned the export of live animals for fattening and slaughter.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/4657848/kurt-zouma-brother-banned-cat-attack/ Yoan, brother of Kurt Zouma, BANNED from playing for Dagenham and Redbridge after filming West Ham ace’s horror cat attack