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Gillingham appeal over 'victimised' striker Mark McCammon

Mark McCammon
Image caption Mr McCammon said Gillingham FC tried to "frustrate him out"

Gillingham FC have lodged an appeal against a tribunal ruling which found it sacked former player Mark McCammon in an act of racial victimisation.

The striker, 33, was awarded £68,000 on 10 August over his dismissal by the League Two Medway club last year.

He claimed he was refused treatment for an injury, docked wages and fined for not turning up during heavy snow.

Gillingham confirmed it had appealed following an earlier meeting between Chairman Paul Scally and lawyers.

At the tribunal, Mr McCammon claimed he and other black players at the club were treated differently from white players.

He said the club had tried to "frustrate him out" by refusing to pay private medical bills to help him regain his fitness following injury when he still had eight months left on his contract.

Mr Scally previously described Mr McCammon's allegations as being "made maliciously and without foundation".

The Barbados international forward signed a three-year contract with Gillingham in 2008 and was released three seasons later.

He signed with Conference side Braintree Town in October last year and was loaned to Lincoln City in March.

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