Duda’s wife defends Pepe after hard challenge on her husband
Duda’s wife, Arancha defended Real Madrid centre-back Pepe after the Portuguese international put his spikes into her husband’s leg in a challenge that went uncalled, insisting that Pepe’s actions were unintentional and that he adores her husband.
Following the match, Arancha posted a photo of Pepe with her three daughters, showing that there was no ill intent, despite Pepe’s reputation.
“I know many of you are bothered by Pepe’s challenge but I know it was unintentional and he adores my husband.”
For his part, Duda recognised that the hard challenge was unintentional, but felt the referee should have shown a card.
“”It’s one of those things that happens in football and it’s a shame the referee didn’t see it clearly. It seems cards were only going in the one direction.”
— Arancha Duda (@aranchaduda) March 15, 2014