Participation doesn’t deserve a trophy; at least that’s what James Harrison thinks. The NFL star took away his kids’ “participation trophies” that were given to them by Next Level Athletics.
“I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies,” exclaimed James on Instagram this past Saturday. “While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy.”
The Pittsburgh Steelers player went on to tell fans that taking part in a sport does not warrant a special reward. “Everything in life should be earned and I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best,” explained the star. “Sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better…not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy.”
Some praised Harrison’s actions while others criticized him for being too hard on his kids. What do you think? Share your thoughts below!
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