Man arrested in connection with racist and threatening Facebook message sent to former Gillingham striker Mark McCammon to face no action
A man arrested in connection with a racist Facebook message sent to a former Gillingham striker has been told no action will be taken against him.
The message, sent to Mark McCammon in June, contained extreme racist language.
The ex-Gills striker was told he would have his “throat cut” if he returned to Gillingham.
Former Gillingham striker Mark McCammon
A 47-year-old man from West Sussex was detained as part of the investigation and released on bail, but he has now been told he will not be charged.
McCammon, who played for the Gills between 2008 and 2011, posted a picture of the message on his Twitter account after growing frustrated with the police response.
The message sent to Mark McCammon
He labelled the investigation a "shambles" at the time.
Last year McCammon won almost £70,000 in an employment tribunal against the Gills.
The hearing ruled he had been dismissed for gross misconduct as an act of racial victimisation.
McCammon claimed the club docked his wages, refused him treatment for an injury and fined him for not turning up for training in the snow.
He was awarded £68,728.
During the tribunal McCammon alleged he and other black players were treated differently from white players in the first case of its kind.
The club's appeal against the decision was lost at a hearing in London earlier this month.
McCammon is now working as a fitness trainer and has just gained a degree in sports media and journalism.
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