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Oct 12, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers linebacker James Harrison doesn’t want your participation trophies. Actually, he doesn’t want his sons to have the participation trophies. The 37-year-old linebacker took to Instagram on Saturday to express his views on his kids being given participation trophies for their part in the athletics event run by former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch.

"“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.” – James Harrison"

Not sure if Harrison was throwing shade at Charlie Batch for it being his athletic event that handed out the participation trophies but Harrison wanted to express himself and express he sure did.

This prompts so many comments from everyone and their mother to chime in about parenting styles and how participation trophies are what’s wrong with this world.

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