League 1 club Swindon Town have suspended three players after learning that they have been inhaling nitrous oxide gas according to the Swindon Advertiser.
Drissa Traore, Jeremy Balmy and Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill were all pictured inhaling the potentially dangerous gas which is recreationally known as ‘laughing gas’ or ‘hippy crack’.
The trio’s outrageous stunt has landed the players in deep trouble with their club and an internal investigation will now be conducted by Swindon Town while the players have been hit with suspension.
After learning of the players’ dangerous act, Swindon Town released the following statement:
“Swindon Town Football Club have today suspended Drissa Traore, Jeremy Balmy and Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill with immediate effect.”
“The club have already started an internal investigation into the trio’s recent conduct and they will not be considered for selection during this process.”
“Swindon Town will be making no further comment until the investigation is complete.”
Nitrous oxide is used in dentistry and surgery for its anaesthetic effects. While the gas is not illegal it can cause unconsciousness or even death through lack of oxygen.
Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill was in The Robins’ starting line up for the 2-0 defeat at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday evening while Jeremy Balmy was an unused substitute at Boundary Park.