Inside Sport - - Word Play -

So if Waugh didn’t ac­tu­ally say it, where did these mys­te­ri­ous words come from? Writ­ing for The Guardian back in 2011, Andy Bull re­called see­ing the “dropped the World Cup” quote used by Richie’s brother, John Be­naud, in the In­de­pen­dent On Sun­day ahead of the World Cup fi­nal. Then, leg­endary Bri­tish sports jour­nal­ist Frank Keat­ing re­peated it in his own Guardian re­port on the fi­nal it­self the next day. And the rest is his­tory ... sort of.

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