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Footballer 'unfairly dismissed'

Former Gillingham striker Mark McCammon was unfairly dismissed and that his dismissal was an act of racial victimisation, a tribunal has decided.

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Gillingham 'staggered' by tribunal decision

Mark McCammon said he was released from Gillingham FC after being racially discriminated Credit: Gareth Copley/PA Wire

Gillingham FC statement just in:

"Today we have received the decision of the Ashford Employment Tribunal which sets out their findings that Mark McCammon was unfairly dismissed and that his dismissal was an act of racial victimisation.

"We are hugely disappointed, in fact staggered, by this decision. As an organisation we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against, nor victimise our staff.

"This case is the first of its kind to be brought against the club in its entire history, a history that has seen the club employ many thousands of staff of various race, religion and creed, none of whom have ever felt the need to bring such a claim.

"Given the nature of the case, and the findings, we will discuss the judgement with our lawyers and decide upon the next course of action, whether that be an appeal against the findings, or another form of action, as deemed appropriate.

"There will be no further comment."

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