For those who fault us over a rare slip of the fingermain
Sir Jack Hayward, chairman of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football club, died today.
In August 2003, the Guardian newspaper was obliged to print the following priceless correction:
In our interview with Sir Jack Hayward, the chairman of Wolverhampton Wanderers, page 20, Sport, yesterday, we mistakenly attributed to him the following comment: “Our team was the worst in the First Division and I’m sure it’ll be the worst in the Premier League.” Sir Jack had just declined the offer of a hot drink. What he actually said was “Our tea was the worst in the First Division and I’m sure it’ll be the worst in the Premier League.” Profuse apologies.