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