James Hird’s Essendon future is in doubt after deciding to pursue legal action against ASADA.
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James Hird’s Essendon future is in doubt after the club held an emergency board meeting on Thursday morning.
Speculation around Hird’s future at the Bombers has grown after he decided to pursue further legal action against the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) despite Essendon’s decision to withdraw from the case.
Mark Thompson, who stood in as Bombers coach while Hird served a 12-month ban, made it known at the club’s best-and-fairest function on Wednesday night that he wanted to remain in the role.
Extraordinarily, neither president Paul Little or Thompson made any mention of Hird during their lengthy speeches at the awards night.
Best-and-fairest winner Dyson Heppell, runner-up Cale Hooker and third-place getter Brendon Goddard all urged Thompson to stay at the club, but also made no mention of Hird.
More to come…