Dwarf Martin Henderson has demanded an apology from Mike Tindall and the rest of the England Rugby team after he was thrown in the air by a drunken reveller and left partially paralysed.
Via The Metro
Martin Henderson, 37, was celebrating his birthday with friends when a hooded yob picked him up and tossed him straight up into the air.
The 4ft 6in (1.37m) actor, who played a goblin in the Harry Potter films, suffered damage to nerve tissue in his spine, causing numbness in his legs and back after he came crashing down on to the pavement.
And now Mr Henderson is calling on England’s World Cup squad to apologise for their dwarf-throwing antics in New Zealand last year.
‘People see Tindall doing it and they think that it is acceptable,’ he said.
‘I believe that could have been why it happened to me – the bloke probably thought it was a really funny thing to do.The whole team should be made to apologise for what they have done. Until someone steps out and says “This is not acceptable”, all dwarfs are under threat.’
Police are still looking for the man who assaulted Mr Henderson at the White Horse pub in Wincanton, Somerset, on October 7.
This is awful. I hope the police find the idiot who did this. But I don’t know why Martin is demanding an apology from the England Rugby team. They are not responsible for this mess. They didn’t throw him in the air and the dwarf-throwing antics in New Zealand is news to me.
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I have just heard Mr. Henderson being interviewed on Radio 5Live Drive and he said quite clearly he had no idea who “attacked” him, he saw nobody and not a word was spoken.
“Hooded yob”? journalistic licence I’m afraid, add to that the assumption it was a) a man and b) that it was a drunk shows this to be yet another example of sloppy, lazy journalism.
Further the allegation that this cowardly attack on Mr. Henderson is a direct result of some assumed misdemeanor by certain England rugby players is ridiculous! England rugby player did NOT throw any midgets/dwarves/height challenged people! That is DID NOT!
“They were great lads, NOT throwing the midgets, it was all light-hearted, good-humoured fun,” insisted Rich Deane, manager of Queenstown’s Altitude Bar
Perhaps Mr. Henderson should focus his claim for responsibility, and therefore the source of any forthcoming apology, on those journalists who completely made up the story of England players indulging in this dubious activity.