Peter Dinklage won his first Golden Globe award tonight for his work on HBO’s Game Of Thrones. And after making the usual round of thanks and shouting out to his wife and new daughter, Dinklage told the audience he was thinking of his friend Martin Henderson in England. Who is this Martin Henderson? Dinklage gave instructions: Google it. So we did.
Martin is a 37 year-old British man whoÂ suffers from dwarfism. He was recently enjoying a cigarette outside of a pub in Sommerset when a “hooded thug” violently tossed him in the air. Because of the prank, he may spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. [tagbox tag="Peter Dinklage"]
You can see why Dinklage would have a soft spot for Henderson’s plight. Here’s how the Englishman describes what happened to him:
“I guess I was an easy target and the only reason I was picked on was because I am small.
“People’s attitudes to me when I go out can be pretty cruel. Most are OK but you get the odd idiot who will make fun and start laughing at me.
“You just have to ignore it but this is the first time I have been picked up and thrown about.”
Unfortunately, this incident was not a one timeÂ occurrence. After getting out of the hospital, Henderson was tossed again. He blames England’s rugby team, since they went to aÂ ’dwarf-tossing’ competition at the World Cup in New Zealand.
Henderson is an aspiring actor and told the Telegraph he was worried that he wouldn’t get anymore jobs after acquiring all his tossing injuries. Considering that Dinklag just introduced him to a room full of industry insiders, maybe that will change soon.