When labelling somebody as Racist, I thing they need to categorise it more. Similar to when people are asked about their religious beliefs. Are you a Catholic?.....” Well I was born and raised Catholic, but I’m not really a practising one now”. Practising – Is actively engaging in words/actions categorically racist or encouraging racism on a regular basis. Lapsed – Was brought up to uphold racist beliefs, but over time, has drifted away from the flock, only occasionally partaking (ie. still having racist mates / laughing at racist jokes) Casual - Either unaware they were being racist or brushing it off as just banter, with the defence (How can I be racist, my brother in-law is coloured. Or in Peter's case, "look at how many goals I unselfishly set up for Andy Cole" ). I think Beardsley is a lapsed Racist.