Michael Antonio ask if his team mate Kurt Zouma kicking a cat is worse than racism
Antonio has reacted to the calls for his team mate Kurt Zouma to be further banned or suspended by FA for kicking cat.
Kurt Zouma is still the talk of the week after a video of him surfaced online where he was seen kicking his cat. Since the incident, Kurt Zouma has been fined £250,000 by his club Westham United and also had his sponsorship deal with adidas terminated. The player also had his cats taken away from him by RSPCA, a UK animal welfare charity organization.
Several fans have signed a petition online for player to be prosecuted.
West Ham striker Antonio was asked by Sky Sports whether the punishment for Zouma should have been stronger.
“I’ve got a question for you,” Antonio responded. “Do you think what he’s done is worse than racism? I’m not condoning a thing that he’s done, I don’t agree with what he’s done at all. But there’s people who’ve been caught for racism who’ve played football afterwards. They haven’t got punished, they got an eight-game punishment or something like that, but people are now calling for [Zouma] to be sacked, to lose their livelihood.
“I’ve just got to ask this question to everyone out there: is what he’s done worse than what the people have done that are convicted of racism?”
The RSPCA has taken the cats into care and continues to investigate, while the Met Police are also looking into the incident.
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