The entertainer who was set on fire by a St Kilda football player during so-called 'Mad Monday' celebrations says he has received an apology from both the club and the AFL.
Dwarf entertainer Blake Johnston was talking to a footballer when midfielder Clinton Jones used a gas lighter to set his clothes on fire at a function in South Melbourne yesterday.
Mr Johnston says he will not be taking any action against the club or Jones.
"The St Kilda Football Club and the player involved have contacted me to apologise, which I have accepted," he said.
"The player has also offered to make a donation to a charity of my choosing, which is the Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia."
Jones says he regrets his actions.
"As a playing group we were engaged in end of season activities which in hindsight were quite childish," he said.
"I made an error of judgment in including Mr Johnston in the activity.
"I am embarrassed if this has caused angst and certainly had no intention to cause any harm to anyone, including the St Kilda Football Club and its members."
St Kilda has fined Jones $3,000 over the incident.
Mr Johnston says he has also been contacted by AFL chief Andrew Demetriou after the league boss appeared to laugh when questioned about the incident on Channel Seven last night.
"I appreciate that Andrew made the effort to contact me and I have accepted his apology," he said.
Mr Demetriou says he thought it was a joke when he was first told about the incident last night
"After I found out that it was true, it's just reprehensible," he told Fairfax radio.
"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."