Kurt Zouma's brother is banned by Dagenham & Redbridge over involvement in cat abuse video

A club statement said: "The Club would like to give a further update on its player, Yoan Zouma.

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Kurt Zouma's brother, Yoan, has been suspended by his club Dagenham & Redbridge over his involvement in the video of his brother kicking a cat.

A club statement said: "The Club would like to give a further update on its player, Yoan Zouma.

"Yoan was this week contacted by the RSPCA to assist in their investigation and is fully cooperating with them.

"However, Dagenham & Redbridge FC would again like to reiterate that it condemns any form of cruelty towards animals and fully understands the reaction of many of its supporters.

"The Club has therefore decided that until the RSPCA has completed its investigations, Yoan will not play for Dagenham & Redbridge in any competitive match.

"Any further action deemed necessary to be taken will be made at the conclusion of the RSPCA investigation."

The RSPCA have confirmed that Zouma's two cats are now in their care following the emergence of the shocking footage.

The animal welfare charity wrote in a statement: "We'd like to reassure people that we're investigating and the cats are safe and in our care.

"We have been dealing with this since before the clip went viral online and we need to follow the proper legal process and not discuss due to UK GDPR laws".