Originally Posted by Pogue Mahone
Terry could have called Paddy Kenny a "fat cnut", which Ferdinand misheard and said "did you call me a black cnut?"
All very unlikely and whoever is investigating it just needs to ask Ferdinand whether or not he did ask that specific question.
The most likely thing is that Terry was calling him a cnut and using "black" as another adjective, not as a particularly racist insult, just as an insult.
I don't really see how the word black makes what he said racist. Anton Ferdinand is black and Terry was calling him a cnut. I don't see how it would be any different than calling someone a "tall cnut" or a "blonde-haired cnut". In fact, the inference by people that using the word "black" as an adjective is racist is probably the most racist thing of all.
Either way though I despise Terry, so throw the book at the racist thug!