Footballer was sacked unfairly

A black footballer was unfairly sacked by Gillingham FC after being racially victimised, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Former Barbados international player Mark McCammon, 33, took legal action against the League Two side after being dismissed for alleged misconduct last year.

The 6ft 2in striker told a hearing in Ashford, Kent, that he and other black players at the club were treated differently from white players.

Officials at Gillingham said they were "staggered" by the ruling, saying the club had employed thousands of staff of different races. Mr McCammon said he was "relieved".