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France Boss Didier Deschamps Absolutely Rips Into Kurt Zouma Over Cat-Kicking Video

Nasir Jabbar

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France Boss Didier Deschamps Absolutely Rips Into Kurt Zouma Over Cat-Kicking Video

France boss Didier Deschamps has blasted West Ham star Kurt Zouma after he was filmed abusing his own cat. 

The France international has been widely condemned for abusing the defenceless cat, with RSPCA taking away the player's pets amid their investigation. 

Image: PA
Image: PA

There have been calls for him to be sacked by West Ham, with David Moyes controversially selecting the under-fire defender against Watford on Tuesday.

Moyes justified his selection by claiming he's responsible for getting results for the club as they push for a Champions League spot this season.

​Deschamps, though, was less forgiving - slamming Zouma and admits he was 'very surprised' by the sickening footage. 

"I was very surprised by Kurt," he said. "This is something that is inadmissible, intolerable and cruelty without a name.

"I’m sure he became aware of it but these images are shocking and unbearable."

The France manager added: "I'm not a prosecutor. I am here to make selections on different criteria.

"It could have happened to me when players could have made mistakes not to select them for a while, so I will not change my way of doing things for the next list."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Deschamps picked Zouma for his 26-man squad for Euro 2020 last summer.

Though the 27-year-old didn't play a game in the tournament. 

He has 11 international caps to his name after making his France senior debut in 2015. 

Zouma has since been dropped by Adidas in wake of the cat-kicking video. 

He could keep his place in the team when West Ham resume their league campaign at Leicester City on Sunday.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: West Ham United, Kurt Zouma, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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