i took the below from today`s guardian "A black footballer who claims he was released from his club after being racially discriminated against will take his case to an employment tribunal on Tuesday. Mark McCammon, 33, alleges that he and other black players at League Two club Gillingham were treated differently from white players. McCammon, a Barbados international striker, signed a three-year contract with Gillingham in 2008, and was released three seasons later. The former Charlton Athletic, Swindon Town, Millwall and Brighton & and Hove Albion player signed with Lincoln City on loan in March until the end of the season. He is suing Gillingham and their chairman, Paul Scally, for race discrimination, breach of contract, unfair dismissal and failure of his ex-employer to pay him. It is understood he will claim that he and other black players were treated less favourably than white players in terms of punishments handed out for missing training, medical treatments and pay cuts following the club's relegation. The case will be heard over four days at an employment tribunal in Ashford, Kent. A spokesman for Gillingham said in February: "The allegations made by Mark McCammon are wholly rejected by the club. It would not be appropriate for the club to comment further until the employment tribunal hearing has taken place." really surprising story and unheralded in terms of precedent. i cant remember a case of an active footballer taking club to employment tribunal on these grounds. i will await with interest what has happened. i cant believe that any league club would carry on in such a way, it would be so contrary to their own interest when most teams have minimum 30-40% non-white players. mccammon has just kissed his career goodbye as we all know that football is a law unto itself and such actions are not welcomed by the majority. curbs was derided after he took west ham to tribunal for constructive dismissal. i find it hard to believe systemic racism is common place at the gills. lets see what the tribunal has to say.