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Blues manager says player who stamped on and strangled other players, is not volatile

He’s not volatile though.

Aston Villa v Birmingham City - Sky Bet Championship Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images

Losing games makes you do weird things. Especially if you’re Steve Cotterill, who has leaped to defend his midfielder, Cheikh Ndoye, who was sent off as Birmingham City faced Aston Villa.

The Blues Manager, despite not seeing the incident, said that Cheikh Ndoye wasn’t volatile.

Now, Google has a few definitons of the word ‘volatile’ for us to enjoy.




1.(of a substance) easily evaporated at normal temperatures.”volatile solvents such as petroleum ether, hexane

2. liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.

Ndoye is easily evaporated, we did see Grealish pass through him like gas, but I think the second definition applies to him? There’s no reason for one person to wrap their hands around another person’s throat, yet we saw Ndoye sent off for doing that.

Maybe I am wrong? I’m pretty sure Cheikh Ndoye isn’t volatile. I’m pretty sure he handles his credit crd being declined in a normal manner. He absolutely doesn’t consider dropkicking the cashier through a pane of glass or chokeslamming them into a clothes rack. In the above clip, we see a man acting completely normal towards a fellow human being.

Still, if you’re going to try to wrap your hands around John Terry’s neck, you’ve got to be missing something.