One evening in January 2003, Mariluce Antunes was delighted to share her wedding night with her new husband, Brazilian soccer star Antunes. She was less delighted, however, to share her wedding night with her new husband's pet mare (Juju) -- who invaded their bedroom and proceeded to attack her. Mariluce was kicked and bitten -- and ended up in hospital with a broken leg and several minor injuries.
[Though Mariluce demanded the horse's execution, Antunes had it sent to live with his brother on a nearby farm. He later called the incident "nothing but a jealousy fit" (a reference, we assume, to the horse).]
[The designer of Brazil's iconic gold jerseys... was a Uruguay supporter! (Alex Bellos, Futebol: Soccer the Brazilian Way)]