The FA will not launch an investigation into Kurt Zouma after he was filmed attacking his cat.
The West Ham defender is being investigated by the RSPCA, who have seized his two cats and are continuing to provide care to them, after footage emerged of the French star kicking and slapping the one of his Bengals this week. Essex Police are liaising with the charity.
The Hammers have launched their own disciplinary proceedings, imposing the maximum possible fine, estimated at £250,000, which will be donated to animal welfare charities.
There have been calls for the FA to investigate the matter but, while the governing body condemns the 27-year-old’s actions, they will leave the matter to the RSPCA, police and West Ham as it’s not a football thing.
West Ham could take further action once the external investigation is completed, but Zouma is set to play against Leicester on Sunday, despite the anger that greeted his selection against Watford on Tuesday.
Zouma’s brother Yoan, who plays for Dagenham and Redbridge, has been suspended pending the conclusion of the RSPCA investigation, with threats from fans, sponsors and concerns over his wellbeing all factors in the decision.