Anyone who has been following football for the past 10 years will know the following;
There was a time when Eden Hazard kicked Charlie Morgan, a ball boy, during a tense Capital One Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
The only punishment the Belgian ace got was a 3-match ban, despite that incident being one of the most regrettable in the history of football.
There was also a time when Luis Suarez was found guilty of using racist language directed at Patrice Evra, during a Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.
The Uruguayan was banned for eight matches and fined only £40 000.
More recently, Harry Maguire was found guilty of assault and bribery in Greece. He is free and still the captain of Manchester United.
But for kicking a cat, Kurt Zouma was fined a whooping £250 000, adidas revoked his sponsorship and there are suggestions that West Ham should terminate the defender’s contract.
While Zouma’s actions cannot be condoned, is the punishment fair?
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