Mike Tyson, Ronaldo, Tiger Woods… All these names have now entered the legend of sport. Each of their careers is unique and has marked public opinion. Even today, they have many fans all over the world.
However, these athletes have been affected by sometimes serious cases which have, in some cases, permanently tarnished their reputation. While these scandals go back years for some, others have been affected much more recently.
This is particularly the case of French footballer Kurt Zouma, sentenced to 180 hours of community service, this Wednesday, June 1 by British justice, indicates our colleagues from Parisian.
Four months earlier, the player from West Ham and the French team was at the heart of a scandal on the web. In a video filmed on February 6, 2022 and posted on the social network Snapchat by his younger brother Yoan, we saw the sportsman Kurt Zouma kicking and slapping his cat. Undignified and unacceptable behavior, condemned by English judge Susan Holdham describing his actions as “shameful and reprehensible”.
The defender of the France team, having pleaded guilty, no longer has the right to own a pet for five years, according to the verdict rendered by the Thames Magistrates court. Note that Kurt Zouma’s attitude had repercussions on his career, receiving a fine of nearly 300,000 euros imposed by his club when the sports brand Adidas had broken its contract with the star of the Premiere League. The sum had been donated to associations in favor of animal protection, the English club had indicated.