Yoan Zouma (23), brother of French international Kurt (27), released an official statement yesterday apologising for his role in filming the actions of his brother.
Through the official website of his current club, Dagenham & Redbridge, Yoan said: “I deeply regret my involvement in the video that has been widely circulated and unreservedly apologise, not only for my actions, but for the upset and distress this will have caused to so many people.”
The 23-year-old has been officially condemned by the National League club he signed with in December 2021. “We would like to make it completely clear that we in no way condone any form of cruelty towards animals and take this matter very seriously,” read the statement.
Yoan, who, like his brother is a centre-back, concluded: “I am now taking time to reflect on what I have done but wish to assure everyone that this was an isolated incident and not something that I am proud of.”