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Furious fans boo Kurt Zouma’s every touch during West Ham vs Watford after cat-kick shame


‘You are very wrong, Mr Moyes’: Furious fans react to Kurt Zouma’s inclusion vs Watford – as social media users lament West Ham boss’ ‘shameful’ decision

  • Kurt Zouma was constantly booed during West Ham’s game against Watford
  • The Frenchman was a surprise inclusion after the cat-kicking controversy this week
  • Zouma has apologized for the video as Essex Police launch an investigation
  • Fans on Twitter strongly criticized David Moyes’ inclusion of Zouma

Furious fans at the London Stadium booed Kurt Zouma during West Ham’s 1-0 win over Watford on Tuesday night after he was picked to play by David Moyes, despite his recent cat shame.

The French defender was condemned by his club, the RSPCA and other animal welfare groups on Tuesday after video emerged on Monday night of him dropping, kicking and slapping his cat .

Following his surprise inclusion in West Ham’s starting line-up on Tuesday night, the Frenchman was greeted with a chorus of boos every time he touched the ball.

West Ham defender Kurt Zouma was booed throughout the match against Watford

A Frenchman has been the subject of controversy following the online dissemination of a video ‘kick cat’

Visiting Watford fans were quick to make their feelings plain as they relentlessly booed Zouma’s every touch and chanted, among other things, “RSPCA, RSPCA”.

But fans also condemned Zouma on social media, with some saying the former Chelsea defender’s treatment was “well deserved”.

@CalumSamuels3 simply wrote: “Kurt Zouma shouldn’t play”.

@deputygrocott added: ‘I’m sorry! What?! How is Zouma playing for West Ham tonight? And how the hell can Moyes say he couldn’t let him down because “he’s one of our best players” wow! You are very wrong tonight, Mr. Moyes. Very bad’.

Another supporter called the decision to select Zouma “absolutely shameful” and told West Ham they “should be ashamed of themselves”.

When asked if the video would affect his roster, Moyes replied, “No, because he’s one of our best players.” But it’s certainly ongoing and the club are dealing with it, so that’s another matter.

In an apology for his actions, Zouma said The sun: ‘I want to apologize for my actions. There is no excuse for my behavior, which I sincerely regret.

“I also want to say how deeply sorry I am to everyone who was upset by the video. I want to assure everyone that our two cats are perfectly fine and healthy.

“They are loved and cherished by our entire family, and this behavior was an isolated incident that will not happen again.”

Zouma said

Zouma said ‘there is no excuse for my behavior’ in light of leaked video showing cat abuse