AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has reportedly sparked fury after he had a laughing fit on hearing about allegations a dwarf had been lit on fire at Mad Monday celebrations.
A player has been accused of setting fire to the dwarf's clothes at St Kilda's post-season party.
The Saints' season finished with a win over Fremantle on Sunday.
Speaking to Channel 7's Talking Footy, Demetriou found it difficult to control his laughter when asked by panelist Luke Darcy if he had "heard anything quite like it".
It took a couple of minutes for Demetriou to compose himself.
Fellow panellist Bruce McAvaney said: "That's a first, Andrew Demetriou with nothing to say on a big issue on national television."
Dwarf entertainer Arthur Serevetas said he and colleague Blake Johnston, who performs under the moniker Mr Big, were hired to perform for players on Monday.
He said Johnston had his clothing set alight.
"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 Nine Network's Footy Classified on Monday night.
"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."
Serevetas said he had urged Johnston to seek some form of compensation.
"I said in my opinion I think you should pursue it, I think you should get compensated at least for your shirt and pants and I told him to make sure he checks that his skin didn't get burnt or anything like that," Serevetas said.
"In my line of work we do things that cross a certain line or boundary but this is beyond."
Severetas has demanded an apology from Demetriou over the laughing fit.
"Had it been a female entertainer that was set on fire, would he be laughing?" he said on his Facebook page today."Surely there would be an outrage made about it."