Originally Posted by finneh
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!
Tall people and blonde people aren't races so are per definition not able to be targeted with racism per se.
Oh, and neither are scousers, so you ain't a racist if you call someone a scouse cunt.