Have you noticed how all those England fans arrested following drunken incidents of violence in Portugal and deported refuse to accept the label "hooligan", even though some of them admit to being involved in the disturbances? What do they think the word means?!
It reminds me of Big Ron and his laughable defence: he might have called Desailly a "n****r" but he's not a racist, oh no. So then, Ron, what exactly IS your definition of a racist? Please, we're waiting to be enlightened.
So, the behaviour seems to be admissible, but not the corresponding name. Racists and hooligans - pretty much one and the same - seem happy to label others but not so comfortable being labelled themselves. Hmm.