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Club denies racism charge

Gillingham FC says it refutes Mark McCammon's accusations Photo: ITV Meridian

Mr McCammon, who recently signed for Lincoln, said black players were treated differently from white players when he was at the club.

Gillingham FC today refuted the allegations of racism made by their former player .

In a statement the club said: "The allegations made by Mark McCammon are wholly refuted by the club. It would not be appropriate for the club to comment further until the employment tribunal hearing has taken place."

McCammon, who is 33, was with the club from 2008 until 2011. He made 52 appearances, scoring 5 goals. On friday he signed non contract terms with Lincoln City of the Blue Square Conference.

The 'Kick it Out' campaign which aims to fight racism in football says whilst they have been very successful no-one can be complacent.

Dany Lynch, from the Kick it Out campaign, said: "If professional football does not fight racism then thousands of youngsters and amateur players think it is acceptable behaviour. We will continue to fight it whenever it occurs."