Racism is a serious issue. What’s more, it’s a serious issue that no-one’s openly in favour of. As a result, allegations of racism get heated, passions get raised and calm discussions are difficult.
In the past month, a footballer named Mark McCammon has taken his previous club, Gillingham FC, to an employment tribunal, accusing them, amongst other things, of racial discrimination.
It’s a story that’s been pretty widely reported, even by media outlets that rarely give much attention to football clubs the size of Gillingham.
You can read my thoughts on the story over at Born Offside.