Premier League footballer Kurt Zouma has been banned from keeping cats for five years.
The West Ham defender was also handed 180 hours of community service after pleading guilty to kicking and slapping a cat.
His brother Yoan Zouma was sentenced to 140 community service and also banned form keeping cats for five years.
In a video, posted to social media, Kurt Zouma can be seen picking up the cat and drop kicking it across the kitchen.
Another clip shows the 27-year-old viciously slapping the cat out of a child’s hands. He can also be seen throwing a pair of shows at it.
The videos were posted to social media by Yoan and seen by a woman who then made a complaint.
Last month, the West Ham Footballer admitted two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal on February 6th by kicking it in the abdomen and slapping it on the head.
Animal welfare experts testified that the animal would likely have suffered soft tissue damage to the head, as well as mental and physical suffering.
Two cats have been taken away from the footballer’s family home and are still under the care Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA),
Zouma has now agreed that they can be rehomed.
West Ham said it wanted to "make clear that we condemn in the strongest terms any form of animal abuse or cruelty".
It added: "This type of behaviour is unacceptable and is not in line with the values of the football club."
Additional reporting IRN.