4 Sep 2013

Jones apologises for setting dwarf on fire

5:58 am on 4 September 2013

The St Kilda Australian Rules player Clinton Jones has apologised and will pay a $3000 fine for setting a dwarf on fire in a Mad Monday prank following the end of their season.

Dwarf entertainer Arthur Serevetas said his colleague Blake Johnston, who performs under the moniker Mr Big, had his clothing set alight by Jones with a stove gas lighter.

Jones says he's embarrassed if this has caused angst and certainly had no intention to cause any harm to anyone, including St Kilda and their members.

The Saints said Jones had also contacted AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou.

Johnston has apparently decided not to take any legal action over the incident.