In the case of the Hodgeson joke, I don't think pc is the issue* (or to blame) in this case but rather an agenda from the media who always look for a way to knock the national team - especially in a World Cup year. It's also worth remembering that the press did not want Hodgeson in charge in the first place and wanted their media darling, Harry Redknapp, instead. It's nice that this non-story is the only dirt the media could dredge up on him.
It's also quite revealing that the story was leaked by a player (or dressing room staff) from a private half time team talk, so maybe Roy doesn't have the blessing of the whole squad or back room staff. It's my opinion only but I enjoy a good conspiracy theory: Frank Lampard is Harry Redknapp's nephew and Harry writes for the newspaper group who broke the story. He's made it clear in his recently published book he was not happy with the decision to appoint Hodgeson over him as the England coach - coincidence maybe?
OK, anti Redknapp rant over.
*The FA and the Kick It Out Campaign (who are normally very quick to play the 'race card') have both said there is no case to answer. On a serious note, obviously they have to investigate any instances brought to their attention but what I really object to is that these sort of stories could potentially undermine those people who have genuine cases (the boy who cried wolf sort of thing).
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.