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This NFL star is practising some very tough love on his kids

James Harrison doesn’t want medals for taking part.

James Harrison (92) does not want his kids to win medals for taking part.
James Harrison (92) does not want his kids to win medals for taking part.
Image: Don Wright/AP/Press Association Images

JAMES HARRISON IS used to winning.

In his 13-year NFL career, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is a two-time Super Bowl winner, a three-time AFC champion and has been selected to the Pro Bowl (the American football equivalent to the Allstar awards) on five occasions.

With that in mind, he wants his kids — James Harrison III and Henry — to be winners too.

At the weekend, Harrison posted a long Instagram message complaining about the trophies his sons had received for participating. As you’ll see, he was far from happy.

Source: Instagram/Jhharrison92

The text reads:

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

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