Po­lice probe racist’s threat to cut for­mer striker’s throat

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AN EX-PRO­FES­SIONAL foot­baller who won a £69,000 pay­out af­ter be­ing un­fairly sacked has called in the po­lice af­ter be­ing sent a racist mes­sage on Face­book threat­en­ing to cut his throat.

Mark McCam­mon won £68,728 at a tri­bunal last year af­ter his sack­ing by Gilling­ham in 2011 was ruled to be un­fair racial vic­tim­i­sa­tion.

The 34-year-old for­mer striker, who net­ted five goals in 62 games be­tween 2008 and 2011, be­came a hate fig­ure among some fans af­ter tak­ing the club to tri­bunal.

This week the for­mer Bar­ba­dos star posted the threat on Twit­ter af­ter claim­ing cops ‘didn’t seem in­ter­ested’ af­ter he re­ported it two weeks ago.

Kent Po­lice are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mes­sage af­ter the for­mer foot­baller ini­tially re­ported it to the Met.

Mr McCam­mon said: “I just don’t un­der­stand it. It just came out of the blue, I don’t know what pro­voked him to do that.”

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