“He is one of our better players”, Moyes on starting Zouma

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 David Moyes stated that he started Kurt Zouma because he his one of their better player despite video that surfaced online.

West Ham manager David Moyes has defended why he started defender Kurt Zouma in the victory over Watford despite shocking video.

A video was seen on social media as Kurt Zouma was seen attacking a cat and has been a thing of concern.

Speaking before the game Moyes said he started the former Chelsea defender because he is one of their better players.

There was widespread outrage and revulsion towards the video – and Experience Kissimmee, one of the club’s sponsors, has said it is “evaluating” its ongoing relationship with the club – but boss Moyes controversially stuck with Zouma, naming him in the Hammers’ starting line-up for Tuesday’s Premier League match against Watford at the London Stadium.

When asked before kick-off if the video had had any influence on his decision to play Zouma against Watford, Moyes told BT Sport: “No, because he is one of our better players. But it is certainly ongoing and the club are dealing with it, so that is a separate matter.”

Moyes comments came shortly after Essex Police released a statement confirming they were conducting their own enquiries into the incident, which the Metropolitan Police had decided against investigating earlier on Tuesday.

The statement read: “We are aware of a video circulating on social media relating to an incident involving a cat which members of our communities may find distressing.

“We have recently been made aware that this incident may have taken place in Essex and we are liaising with the RSPCA and urgent enquiries are ongoing.”


Source:  Skysports



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