Dagenham & Redbridge center half Yoan Zouma, has released an official statement yesterday apologising for his role in filming the actions of his brother.
Yoan is the brother of West Ham United and French international Kurt Zouma.
Through the official website of his English club, Dagenham & Redbridge, the 23-year-old 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 National League side has also publicly dettached themselves from the Frenchman.
“We would want to emphasize unequivocally that we do not condone any sort of animal cruelty and take this situation extremely seriously,” the statement stated.
Yoan concludedby saying: “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.”