So I'm trying to get my mind around this one. John Terry could have called Anton Ferdinand a "f*****g c**t" and nobody would have batted an eyelid. That's just the industrial language of your average working class footballer apparently. The issue was that he called Anton Ferdinand a "f*****g black c**t".
Now I always maintained that the only word used by Terry that was not insulting was the word black. He could have called Anton a black genius and there would not have been an issue. And now, Jason Roberts and the Ferdinands are trying to prove my point. If Terry can't even use the word black, why in God's name is it acceptable for black players to establish themselves as a separate body, using that word black to do so?
Anton is, by many people's definition, a "f*****g c**t" - he is certainly defending like one this season. And now he, apparently, not only wants the word "black" associated with him but wants to be defined by it. So, and I am not calling him this, if he is a "f****g c**t" in the industrial language of footballers and he now identifies himself as a "black" footballer, wouldn't Terry be justified in calling him a "f*****g black c**t" by virtue of Ferdinand being a member of the "Black Players Association"?
Tell me, if John Terry applies to be a member of the "Black Footballers Association" would he be allowed to join? If not, isn't he being barred on the basis of colour? And if that is the case, isn't that racist by definition? And please, explain, if it is OK for Roberts and the Ferdinands to set up a Black Footballers Association, why couldn't Terry set up a White Footballers Association? And what would FIFA's reaction to that be?
It seems to me that some people want to have their cake and eat it!