Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison recorded one sack Friday night during the preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, no trophy was awarded to Harrison after the game for participating and giving his best in the contest.
Harrison apparently returned from Jacksonville to find out that his two sons were awarded participation trophies over the weekend at a sporting event and he’s not very happy about that. The linebacker posted on his social media accounts that the trophies will be returned as his sons don’t deserve them because their best wasn’t good enough.
I applaud Harrison for his actions and the stance he’s taking against political correctness. Harrison’s boys will appreciate their father’s actions later on in life. If you’re going to compete, you should compete to win and should you not win, you shouldn’t expect a pat on the back or a trophy just because you failed at achieving the ultimate goal.
I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! 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. I'm sorry I'm not sorry for believing that 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…cause 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. #harrisonfamilyvalues