Footballer appeals for help on Twitter after racist abuse

Former Gillingham player Mark McCammon reported a racist and threatening message to the Metropolitan Police last month and has posted an appeal on Twitter asking his followers to help him find the perpetrator.

Former Gillingham player Mark McCammon reported a racist and threatening message to police. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

McCammon, 34, posted a copy of the Facebook message which used derogatory and racist language and said the player would have his "throat cut" if he returned to the football club.

Last year, the striker was awarded £66,728 at a remedy hearing in a landmark legal victory following a four-day case which heard he had been put "through hell" at Gillingham as he was treated differently from white players.