Then it was an error to change the story.
Here's a jab to all those who accused Tom Hays of being the original author.
Tom Hays had his name on the original "the crowd booed" story. And Hays did nothing to deny that he was the source of the quote when he was asked by hundreds of people, by email and phone, how he explained the falsehood in the story with his byline on it, nor did he reveal who the AP source actually was.
He can rot in hell as far as I'm concerned, he's as much part of the problem as the original liar.