Bizarre and controversial end to the year could land players in hot water.
A dwarf entertainer who calls himself Mr Big has claimed AFL players set his clothes on fire when he was hired to perform at a private function.
Blake Johnston, who also wrestles under the pseudonym, was at an end-of-season party in Melbourne talking to some of the players from the club when he was set alight.
“Blake was speaking to a player when another man, who he thinks was another player, set him on fire,” a colleague of Johnson’s said.
“There was a lighter being passed around. And because people were wearing costumes, including Blake, most of the outfits were flammable.”
He said Johnston scrambled to extinguish the flames, then left the venue.
“He’s incredibly upset. He is very, very shaken.”
His employers, Dwarf My Party and Professional Championship Wrestling, are demanding answers.