Dwayne Russell asks listeners if they would want James Hird as a commentator

James Hird with young gun Dyson Heppell.

James Hird with young gun Dyson Heppell. Photo: Pat Scala

There's hardly been a more divisive figure in Australian sport this century than James Hird.

Maybe just in Australia, full stop.

Many footy fans hold Hird largely responsible for the supplement scandal that has overshadowed the game for four seasons.

But he still knows a bit about footy.

He's captained a premiership, won a Brownlow and a Norm Smith, played over 250 games, and sat in the hot seat as a senior coach.

So, with the scandal finally over and all suspensions served, Hird could have a place in the media.

Dwayne Russell put the call out to 3AW listeners to see whether or not they would want Hird as a commentator.

And the response was split right down the middle.

Click play for the verdict

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