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My partner is always flying off the handle at the simplest of things.
I won't be flying off the handle as much as I did as a player but if something's not right I'll still say so.
But full marks to Cardiff Airport staff whose warmth, patience and humour ensure you still feel like flying rather than flying off the handle.
An insider said: "Colombia can be dangerous but with Naomi's reputation for flying off the handle, people are more worried about upsetting her.