Michael ‘Magic’ McLean gives Bulldogs fans a fascinating insight into his football life on this week’s episode of The Barkly Street Podcast.

In the lead-up to the annual Sir Doug Nicholls Round, the Bulldogs’ most accomplished Aboriginal player joins Bob Murphy and Marcus Bontempelli to recount his incredible playing career across two decades, and two clubs.

McLean’s journey includes leaving Darwin as a teenager, making his name at the Bulldogs, tackling racism head-on, dealing with debilitating injuries, reinvigorating his career at Brisbane and captaining the Indigenous All-Stars.

Now back in the Northern Territory, McLean also recalls the key role he played in taking a stand against racism in sport, which later led to the establishment of the AFL’s Racial Vilification Code.

With the Bulldogs’ crucial Round 13 clash with Melbourne around the corner, Bob and Bont also discuss the team’s return to form, Aaron Naughton and Bailey Smith’s influence, and the wash-up of the first ‘Footy Frenzy’ period.

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