Man arrested after sending racist message to Mark McCammon
A man has been arrested after sending a racist and threatening message on Facebook to former Gillingham striker Mark McCammon.
McCammon was sent a message which contained extreme racist language and was told he would have his “throat cut” if he returned to Gillingham.
The 34-year-old, who took the club to an employment tribunal last year alleging racial victimisation, reported it at a police station in London a month ago on June 7, the day after he received the message.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a 47-year-old man from West Sussex was arrested as part of the investigation on Saturday. He has been released pending further enquiries and will have to answer bail early next month.
After growing frustrated with the police’s response, McCammon posted a picture of the message on his Twitter account last week in the hope that someone on the site might know them.
McCammon recently labelled the investigation a “shambles”.
He said: “The police called me and I told them it’s not good enough. I’ve passed the name on to them and taken pictures off his Facebook.
“I’ve made it as easy for them as possible. If the police wanted him that badly they would’ve found him.”
From Kent Online