Race case player compensated

The sum of ?68,728 handed to Mark McCammon at a remedy hearing

follows the tribunal’s judgment last month and includes loss of

earnings and breach of contract, his solicitor, Sim Owolabi,


Striker McCammon, 33, brought the race victimisation case –

believed to be the first of its kind against a British football

club – after being dismissed for alleged misconduct last year.

The former Barbados international told a four-day hearing in

Ashford, Kent, in June that he had been put “through hell” at

League Two Gillingham as he was treated differently from white


The club strongly denied his claims and said they were

“staggered” by the judgment in his favour as they had employed

thousands of staff of different races without complaint.