Saturday 20 January 2018

Aussie rules player set dwarf on fire

Jonathan Pearlman Sydney

A "bizarre" prank in which a dwarf entertainer was set alight by Australian Rules footballers has led to calls for an end to the annual "Mad Monday" end-of-season celebrations.

Blake Johnston, an entertainer from the firm Dwarf My Party, was reportedly set alight with a cigarette lighter during the St Kilda club's end-of-season party at a pub in Melbourne.

His sweater and pants were significantly burnt and he was reportedly "not very good emotionally".

The offending player, Clinton Jones (29) was subsequently fined AUS $3,000 (€2,000) and has apologised to Mr Johnston.

Irish Independent

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