West Ham United fans have continued to back Kurt Zouma, by chanting their defender's name and kicking about an inflatable cat, ahead of their game on Sunday.
On Monday night, a video of Zouma abusing his cat, kicking and slapping it in front of his young child, went viral on social media after it was posted on Snapchat by his brother.
There was wide condemnation by fans and even West Ham came out against the player, but just hours after their statement the centre back started against Watford, to the anger of many.
David Moyes came in for criticism for picking the former Chelsea defender but most of the annoyance has been at the player, with even UFC legend Michael Bisping joining in.
Some fans of the club have however backed the club and the play and, ahead of the game against Leicester City on Sunday, some fans sang a song in support of the 27-year-old whilst throwing and kicking an inflatable cat.
One reply said, "West Ham fans are a disgusting breed!"
Another commented, "Just not right is it. Hope he goes to jail."
A third said, "It’s hardly a song is it, f*****g brain dead c***s dead happy with themselves."
An American Tottenham Hotspur fan, up early on a Sunday to watch his side fall 2-0 down against Wolves, added, "This is more embarrassing than Spurs first half this morning, and that’s saying something."
Despite general condemnation in football, and the fact that Zouma and West Ham have both lost sponsors in the past week, West Ham fans have started to support the French defender.
He kicks it to the left— Rio Beare (@riobeare) February 13, 2022
He kicks it to the right ⚒️ pic.twitter.com/mBczOiU5uI
Can’t wait for the meltdown caused by these Kurt Zouma chants, throwing an inflatable cat around in a pub too😂— West Ham Photos (@whufcphotos) February 13, 2022
Everyone hates West Ham at the moment and I’ve never loved us as more as I do now. COYI ⚒️⚒️⚒️⚒️ ZOUUUU— Liv Elliott (@LivistarOlivia) February 13, 2022
Anyone else hoping for a Zouma goal today ??— John Roberts #GSBOUT (@JohnRob26145882) February 13, 2022
OHHH KURT ZOUMA’S MAGIC HE WHERES THE MAGIC HAT AND WHEN U THROW A CAT A HIM HE’LL KICK THE FUCKER BACK HE KICKS IT TO THE LEFT HE KICKS IT TO THE RIGHT AND WHEN WE WIN EUROPA LEAGUE WE’LL SING THIS SONG ALL NIGHT ⚒⚒— Connor Marshall (@conwhufc03) February 13, 2022
Zouma starts. I love this club more and more everyday😭 https://t.co/DzctVvDCCT— James (@JamesOdin_) February 13, 2022
Inject this into my veins! Zouma! Get in! https://t.co/oyhZtmfZPE— Adedayo (@lollydeee) February 13, 2022
Glad Moyes didn’t buckle under the pressure of benching Zouma— Rilo ⚒ (@Rilo_WHU) February 13, 2022
The Hammers are still battling to finish inside the top four in the Premier League this season, and are already in the box seat ahead of playing Leicester.
Zouma will start in the game, with Moyes defending his decision during the week because the defender is one of his best players, as the hunt a place in next season's Champions League.
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