Idk, if you say something racist then you're a racist imo. If you weren't, you wouldn't have said it in the first place. I mean, unless you're going for terrible shock humour or something and you obviously don't believe what you say there's no reason to tell even racist jokes and even then it's in very poor taste. But that's besides the point, Vardy isn't being called a racist because he told a joke (a la Justin Bieber) but because he used a racist slur to the face of another person. That's an entirely different kettle of fish. You don't do that unless you're actually racist.
Nobody on here mate, I just meant in general it's something I noticed. People (and ironically especially the type of people to say questionable things) seem to have more of a problem with accusations of racism than the actual rhetoric in question. Case in point, was there as much of an uproar during the Vardy incident? To put it into perspective, some dude is being blasted because he called someone (who was caught on video using racist slurs) a racist in an offhand social media post. What? Since when was being called a racist, especially with ample evidence something so terrible? As I mentioned before, we call people rapists (even when there isn't conclusive evidence) without batting an eyelid; a much more heinous allegation.
It's like the people who complain about political correctness. They're not against PC per se, they just don't like not being able to say questionable things without rightly being called out on their rhetoric and so they hide behind red herrings like free speech. Or the people who say things like "if a white person said that, they'd be called racist". They're not particularly offended by or against the alleged racism, but more aggrieved by the fact that they can't say things like that .