The 2012 Essendon drug saga reignited on Thursday after it was revealed that the man at the centre of the scandal, James Hird, had been invited to the 2017 AFL Grand Final to present the Norm Smith Medal.

The news proved furious debate on the BigFooty forums, with many believing that Hird should never be invited back “into the fold” due to his involvement in the program which led to 34 past and present players being suspended from the game for twelve months.

Here’s how you reacted to the news:

What do you think of the news? Have your say in the forums here.