A video emerged on Monday evening of the Premier League footballer kicking and throwing his pet cat around his house.
There has been widespread criticism of the West Ham defender, who apologised for his actions.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed they were not investigating the player, which led to further anger on social media.
Various famous figures have criticised the player; they include TalkSport presenter Laura Woods and WWE star Drew McIntyre.
Woods described the video as “sickening”, whilst McIntyre labelled it “truly disgusting.”
However, perhaps the most famous name of all to speak out against Zouma is UFC star Blachowicz.
Taking to Twitter to voice his disgust, Blachowicz called out Zouma’s behaviour:
“If you are so tough mother****er, @KurtZouma, try to kick me. What a piece of s**t. No tolerance for animal cruelty.”
Blachowicz left angered by Zouma cat abuse
A professional since 2007, Blachowicz competes in the UFC light heavyweight division.
One of only two Polish UFC fighters, the 38-year-old remains the only Polish male fighter to become UFC champion.
He beat Dominick Reyes in September 2020 to take the light heavyweight title. Later, Blachowicz successfully defended his belt the following year.
The Polish fighter became the first person to defeat Israel Adesanya in March 2021 when he scored a unanimous decision victory.
However, defeat to Glover Teixeira just seven months later saw Blachowicz lose his title.
Whilst it’s unlikely Zouma will be Blachowicz’s next opponent, the defender came under stark criticism for his actions.
Despite the incident, Zouma featured in the midweek clash against Watford. Many were left surprised by his inclusion. The Hammers won the game 1-0.
Zouma played the full 90 minutes, keeping a clean sheet for the London-based side.
It was the French international’s 13th appearance for West Ham since arriving from Chelsea last summer.
Explaining his decision, manager David Moyes insisted the cat incident was not a footballing matter: “The club will sort the other side of it out and I will look after the football side.”
Jarrod Bowen netted the only goal of the game. The victory took West Ham above Manchester United in the Premier League table.