Kurt Zouma has been fined £250,000 and has had his cats taken away from him by the RSPCA after he was filmed kicking and slapping them.
A statement from the animal welfare charity on Wednesday read: “Two cats are now in RSPCA care. Our priority is and has always been the well-being of these cats.
“The cats have been taken for a check-up at the vets and will remain in our care while the investigation continues.
“We’re grateful to everyone who expressed their concern for these cats.
“We were dealing with this issue before the video went viral online and are leading the investigation. We continue to investigate so we cannot comment further at this time.”
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