The Duke, a long-time Aston Villa supporter, spoke candidly ahead of yesterday’s kick-off about his side’s victory over West Ham on Sunday, which avoided relegation.
“The nerves were the worst I’ve ever known,” he said. “My kids looked at me in horror as I jumped off the couch screaming my head.
“It is very good news that as president of the FA I can hide until these times, and I am not visibly seen because it was one of the most stressful times of my time. life, as I imagine all Villa fans felt that day. . “