The RSPCA says it has started prosecution proceedings against Kurt Zouma and brother Yoan for their roles in filming Kurt kicking a cat.
After the video appeared, the RSPCA removed two cats from Kurt’s home and began liaising with Essex Police about the incident.
Kurt continued to play for West Ham despite the controversy.
An RSPCA spokesperson said: “Following a full and thorough investigation, we have started the process of bringing a prosecution against Kurt Zouma and Yoan Zouma under the Animal Welfare Act.
“The two cats continue to be cared for by the RSPCA. We will be in a position to release more information once a court date is confirmed.”
West Ham said they were “aware of the RSPCA statement in relation to its investigation”.
The club added: “Kurt continues to co-operate fully, supported by the club. It is our understanding that Kurt’s cats have been checked by a…