Graeme Souness was in typical bullish mood as the Sky Sports pundit went in on Kurt Zouma for abusing his cat, ahead of the Leicester City game.
Zouma has been called out by a number of people over the past week for the video that saw the West Ham United defender kick and slap his cat.
Michael Bisping was amongst those to condemn the Frenchman, and he wasn't even the only UFC star to do so, whilst Adidas even dropped the centre back as a player they sponsor.
Zouma started in midweek against Watford, and looked set to do so again on Sunday, this time against Leicester, after being named in the XI. However he was soon out of the reckoning as he picked up an injury in the warm up.
That didn't stop Souness though, with the former Liverpool man clearly having the barrels of his verbal gun already loaded and ready as he stopped presenter Dave Jones to say 'do we have time to discuss this' before launching into his tirade.
@Grahamsouness8 @KurtZouma @WestHam @premierleague @SkyFootball Go Graham Souness ❤✊🏼 Cats Lives Matter (all 9) pic.twitter.com/3w7iTampMP— supersub (@SuperSu69365006) February 13, 2022
Graeme Souness on Kurt Zouma:— SPORTbible (@sportbible) February 13, 2022
🗣 "I've not no sympathy for him. The fact that they put it on social media, means they think there is nothing wrong with it. For me, I wouldn't have played him again this year and if I was still a player, I wouldn't want to play in a team with him" pic.twitter.com/veBmRBf7Wr
Bloody love Graeme Souness.— Joanna Cannon (@JoannaCannon) February 13, 2022
'If I was a player, I wouldn't want to be in the dressing room with him ... fines mean nothing'.
THANK YOU #Zouma
Carragher on Zouma “you don’t know what he’s been been through”. Souness “not as much as what the cat’s been through” hahaha go on— Alex (@_alexoates) February 13, 2022
Graeme Souness absolutely spot on about Zouma. Brilliant words calling out the hollow PR gestures and so-called remorse. Well said.— Chris Lepkowski (@chrislepkowski) February 13, 2022
Top man Grahame Souness for speaking his mind on Kurt Zouma situation and saying he should not play again this season and fines mean nothing . I couldn’t agree more but money talks and all will be swept under the player well being carpet 😡— Baz (@RPMBAZ) February 13, 2022
Agree completely with Souness, if you hurt or injure animals for your own amusement, you are a fucking piece of shit #LEIWHU— Roast Beef Johnny (@roastbeefjohnny) February 13, 2022
Well Spoken Graham Souness..West Ham should not played and selected Zouma until material change visible etc..Club should have taken this decision themselves. Fact that they didn't paints them in a very poor light. @SkySportsPL @SkySportsNews #KurtZouma pic.twitter.com/uQhKf7cHvm— Patrick Brennan (@pbrennan50) February 13, 2022
Whilst most of the footballing world have condemned the former Chelsea player for his actions, more and more West Ham fans seems to be revelling in the criticism.
Along with defending the player, and the team's decision to play him, Hammers fans have been spotted singing songs in support of the 27-year-old.
They could also be heard supporting the player in the King Power Stadium during the game, despite Zouma not appearing due to the pre match injury.
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Topics: West Ham United, Graeme Souness, Kurt Zouma, Premier League