A black footballer is "relieved" after he secured a landmark race victimisation ruling against his former club.
Mark McCammon, 33, said he hoped his win would make other players highlight discrimination at their clubs after it was found he was unfairly dismissed as a result of racial victimisation at Gillingham FC.
The former Barbados international brought the case - believed to be the first of its kind in British legal history - after being sacked from the League Two side for alleged misconduct last year.
McCammon told a four-day hearing in Ashford, Kent, last month that he had been put "through hell" at Gillingham as he was treated differently from white players.
Following the ruling, his solicitor Sim Owolabi said: "Mr McCammon is relieved that he has been afforded the opportunity to put forward the truth about the experience he suffered at the hands of his former employers.
"He is pleased that the employment tribunal has found in his favour and feels that the judgment makes clear that his dismissal was not only unfair but an act of race victimisation."
The club said they were "staggered" by the judgment, saying they had employed thousands of staff of different races and religions without complaint.
The 6ft 2ins striker said he was ordered to come into the ground amid "treacherous", snowy driving conditions while some white players were told they were not required.
The player, who signed for the Gills in 2008 on £2,500 a week, also said the club tried to "frustrate him out" by refusing to pay private medical bills to help him regain his fitness following injury.
Instead, he claimed he was offered the same operation on the NHS rather than privately, a move he described as "completely out of character" for a Football League club, and that he was fined two weeks' wages when he visited a private consultant. In contrast, the former Charlton, Swindon, Millwall and Brighton player said a white team-mate was flown to Dubai for treatment by an eminent physiotherapist at the club's expense.