The event, which has provoked outrage in recent days, prompted the British animal welfare organization to intervene, holding the cats and initiating an official investigation.
The West Ham United club expressed its support for the probe, emphasizing that both the club and the French defender are completely cooperating.
According to the club, Zuma was fined the maximum amount available and agreed to donate the money to an animal charity.
The maximum penalty conceivable
According to the rules, the biggest sanction a club can impose on a player is normally a two-week wage deduction, which is in Zuma’s case will be almost 300,000 euros.
“The player quickly agreed to the value of the sanction” the club said in a statement.