Five sportsmen who also committed awful animal cruelty crimes like Kurt Zouma

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NBADon’t miss a thing! Sign up to the Daily Star’s newsletter Horrific footage of Kurt Zouma abusing his pet cat which was made public this week has shocked the sporting world.There have been calls for the West Ham defender to be sacked while the animals have been taken from his care and he has issued an apology.Unfortunately, he is not alone in having had to come out and grovel for forgiveness after carrying out an act of animal cruelty.And some haven't even had that decency to do that for their dastardly deeds.There's five sportsmen who went even further than Zouma – and Daily Star Sport is taking a look at them.Glenn McGrathCricket legend McGrath was public enemy number one when photos began to circulate of him on a safari hunt in 2015.The Australian was pictured posing next to dead animals including an African elephant.Following the backlash he wrote on social media: "In 2008 I participated in a hunting safari in Zimbabwe that was licensed and legal but in hindsight highly inappropriate."It was an extremely difficult time in my life and looking back I deeply regret being involved."Bixente LarraldeWhat should Zouma's punishment be? Let us know in the comments section.Don't miss a thing with our football updates!Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox – don't miss a thing.How do you sign up?It only takes a matter of seconds.Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.And that's it, job done. You'll receive an email with all of the top news stories every single morning.You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here.French sports champions Larralde stunned his home country, where their national symbol is a cockerel, when a sickening video of him biting the head off a live rooster emerged.The then-reigning Basque Pelota World Champion grabbed the poor animal and decapitated it while sat at the dinner table.He proceeded to spit it out while the rest of the party watched on.Legal action against him followed, which ended in a sentence of 80 days of social work, and he said he was aware his behaviour was "an error and a bad thing to do".Jared AllenNot only is Allen a former American football defensive end, but he is also an unapologetic hunter.During his career the Minnesota Vikings legend appeared on several shows to talk about and even carry out his hobby.On one occasion he was recorded in camouflage gear with face point on as he hid up a tree and callously shot a spear at an unsuspecting deer.Wimbledon FCZouma isn't the first footballer to lay his hands on an animal it seems, because an unnamed Wimbledon FC player is claimed to have previously had a fight with a dog.A former player of the defunct club, Taff Goose, told Bazake Media the story in light of the recent ongoings.He said: "I won’t name names – that would be unfair – but there was even an incident when I played for the original Wimbledon FC where we witnessed – and placed bets on – a Man vs. Rottweiler bout in the car park of a Toby Carvery."‘Crazy Gang’ by name, ‘Crazy Gang’ by nature."Hristo StoichkovWhile McGrath appeared sorry for his hunting antics, fellow sporting legend Stoichkov was anything but.The ex-Bulgarian striker, who played for Barcelona, was spotted next to giraffes, zebras, and crocodiles he had shot."Although I do not think I owe anybody an explanation for my hobby, I think I do need some clarification," he hit back with in 2016."Hunting reserves in Africa are a vital economic contributor to the welfare of people in this beautiful part of the world."Stoichkov added: "To all those people who were furious at the fact that I had shot a wild boar, I say to you, do you demonstrate the same fury for someone who buys a sausage down the road? That question should be answered as well."West Ham FCPremier LeagueCricketBarcelona FCLa LigaSource: Read Full Article