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Dwarf Set on Fire at Party
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Posted on 09/03/2013 12:13:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Allegations that a dwarf performer was set on fire during an Australian Football League club's end-of-season celebrations were being investigated Tuesday.

The league's chief executive Andrew Demetriou has apologised after laughing on ‘live’ television when told of the claims against a St Kilda Saints player, which he said he initially thought were a joke.

Blake Johnston and his colleague Arthur Serevetas were reportedly booked by the Saints to entertain players at their so-called ‘Mad Monday’ event this week, but it allegedly got out of hand.

Channel Nine said a group of players began using a lighter to set fire to each other's clothes as a prank, before one, who has not been named, is said to have turned his attention to Johnston, who is also a wrestler and goes under the moniker Mr Big.

"A player went behind my friend with one of those gas lighters that you light up a stove and basically lit him up," Serevetas told the broadcaster's Footy Classified show.

"Part of his shirt and pants caught on fire. After that someone put it out and he got ticked off and we basically left.

"That was the end of our gig basically."

Johnston was quickly helped by other players and suffered only minor injuries, the reports said.

Serevetas said he considered the St Kilda player's actions as criminal and had advised his colleague to take action.

A club spokesman told AFL.com.au: "The club is investigating and is unable to add anything further at this time."

When Demetriou was told of the incident on live television, he began giggling -- a reaction which sparked angry reaction on social media.

He later apologised, saying he thought it was a joke.

"I was actually giggling at the beginning... because I thought they were having me on. I thought it was a joke," he said.

"After I found out that it was true, it's just reprehensible. "I was flabbergasted because in the scheme of all the things we've been (through), that would have been one I could never have predicted that we would deal with.

"It wasn't meant to be offensive and I apologise to anyone who is offended."

Aussie Rules has endured a tough season, with Essendon coach James Hird banned for 12 months and the side hit with the biggest fine in the sport's history -- Aus$2.0 million (US$1.8 million) -- over a drug supplements scandal.


TOPICS: Local News; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: australia; headlines; holdmebeermate; napl
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1 posted on 09/03/2013 12:13:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

Short fuse?


2 posted on 09/03/2013 12:14:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Teeny roast


3 posted on 09/03/2013 12:19:14 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: nickcarraway

The Flaming Dwarves, great name for a band.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 12:19:31 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

He wasn’t tossed?


5 posted on 09/03/2013 12:20:33 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: nickcarraway

“That was the end of our gig basically.”

...yeah. I would agree that should wrap things up.


6 posted on 09/03/2013 12:21:03 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: nickcarraway

Put anotha dwarf on the bahbee mate!


7 posted on 09/03/2013 12:21:31 PM PDT by apillar
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To: nickcarraway
"That was the end of our gig basically."

Cut short, eh?

8 posted on 09/03/2013 12:24:31 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: nickcarraway

9 posted on 09/03/2013 12:25:16 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Robert Reichhhhhh stadfire.


10 posted on 09/03/2013 12:27:05 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: nickcarraway

no worries; it was only a small fire...


11 posted on 09/03/2013 12:27:10 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: humblegunner

ping


12 posted on 09/03/2013 12:27:43 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: nickcarraway

Little Fireball he was....


13 posted on 09/03/2013 12:29:57 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
GIMLI!!!!!


14 posted on 09/03/2013 12:30:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Nicely done


15 posted on 09/03/2013 12:30:51 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

Campfire Dwarfmellow


16 posted on 09/03/2013 12:31:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway

Dwarves: Not just for bowling anymore


17 posted on 09/03/2013 12:34:07 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: thackney

Dwarves set on fire is pretty much an opening act.
At least on weekends.


18 posted on 09/03/2013 12:36:13 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: nickcarraway; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

It’s little people, you got that?


19 posted on 09/03/2013 12:40:20 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: nickcarraway

This Dwarf is on Fiiiii-yaaaaaaa!!!


20 posted on 09/03/2013 12:40:53 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: nickcarraway

How could they stoop so low?


21 posted on 09/03/2013 12:40:57 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: joethedrummer
This Dwarf is on Fiiiii-yaaaaaaa!!!

Winner!

22 posted on 09/03/2013 12:41:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Alex Murphy

Dang. That is below the belt. Stuff these people into an R2D2 and step on it!


23 posted on 09/03/2013 12:42:02 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: nickcarraway

I guess we now know what burns his ass.

A fire “that high”


24 posted on 09/03/2013 12:42:59 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Xenalyte
Dwarf Set on Fire at Party

DECENT headline, enough to ping your attention, but not a 2013 Headline Winner.

25 posted on 09/03/2013 12:43:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: nickcarraway

As my Mom always says “It’s all fun and games until someone sets a dwarf on fire...”


26 posted on 09/03/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: nickcarraway

At least it didn’t happen on the Garry Kindling show. Or Jimmy Kindle.


27 posted on 09/03/2013 12:50:10 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: apillar

A shrimp on the bahbee?


28 posted on 09/03/2013 12:51:45 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Why does the candle keep talking?”


29 posted on 09/03/2013 12:52:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: apillar

So sorry, thats a little person.


30 posted on 09/03/2013 12:52:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JRios1968

Blake Johnston, Flaming Dwarf
31 posted on 09/03/2013 12:52:40 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kinda sounds like there should be a “you just can’t make this stuff up” ping list too.

Has one already been started in some capacity?


32 posted on 09/03/2013 12:58:44 PM PDT by freedom46and2
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To: BigEdLB; Attention Surplus Disorder; All
Someone should give him seomthing for his pain and suffering...how about this?


33 posted on 09/03/2013 12:59:01 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Gamecock

“It’s little people, you got that?”

Tell that to Thorin Oakinshield.


34 posted on 09/03/2013 1:01:51 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: GeronL
Dang. That is below the belt.

I'll bet they couldn't look him in the eye after they did it.

Dwarf church serves under-privileged
Outreach to Midgets Comes Up Short
'Midget Cup' slammed by critics

35 posted on 09/03/2013 1:04:22 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: Alex Murphy

lol


36 posted on 09/03/2013 1:06:15 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Sounds like most of Congress.


37 posted on 09/03/2013 1:06:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: apillar

I was gonna say “shrimp” but I’d probably be condemed. Oops!


38 posted on 09/03/2013 1:08:59 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; Larry Lucido; humblegunner; Vendome; 50mm
Blake has since returned
to playing parts that
better preserve his dignity.


39 posted on 09/03/2013 1:15:17 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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That’s about the time when I usually decide it’s time to head home.


40 posted on 09/03/2013 1:16:53 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: nickcarraway

So they’re saying is was a small fire....


41 posted on 09/03/2013 1:20:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Alex Murphy

ROFL ROFL STOP IT!!! My ribs are hurting. OMG you guys are crazy - love it =)


42 posted on 09/03/2013 1:22:37 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: nickcarraway

just a bit of high spirits, mate. No worries.


43 posted on 09/03/2013 1:27:00 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: nickcarraway

“Don’t tell the elf.”


44 posted on 09/03/2013 1:30:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: freedom46and2

Stories like that fall within my portfolio.


45 posted on 09/03/2013 1:33:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: llevrok
Hi Ho Hi Ho it's up in flames we go
As Aussies Cheer
All drunk on Beer
Hi Ho Hi Ho.
46 posted on 09/03/2013 1:33:34 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Alex Murphy

I don’t know why the players did that to him. Most are nuts over the little guy.


47 posted on 09/03/2013 1:33:52 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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48 posted on 09/03/2013 1:34:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Patriot Babe; GeronL; nickcarraway; JoeProBono
Wait - I think I saw this in a movie:

Fire Down Below

49 posted on 09/03/2013 1:35:50 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
My favorite scene from the movie “Time Bandits” is when John Cleese, as the Sheriff of Nottingham, meets one of the dwarfs and says (doing his best Prince Phillip “walk around” impersonation), “Oh, you're a dwarf. How lovely for you. Indeed.”
50 posted on 09/03/2013 1:37:36 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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