Mary Tillman upset with ESPN for giving Pat Tillman Award to Prince Harry

Pat Tillman's mother is unhappy with ESPN's decision to give the award named after her son to Prince Harry.

At the annual ESPYs, the Pat Tillman Award is given to “an individual with a deep connection to sports who has served others in a way that resonates with the legacy of former NFL player and U.S. Army Ranger, Pat Tillman.” ESPN decided to give the award to Prince Harry this year for his service in the British Armed Forces and his work with the Invictus Games for wounded soldiers.

But Mary Tillman says Prince Harry's work is not suitable for the award which is named after his son.

“I'm baffled as to why they chose such a controversial and divisive figure for this award,” Mary Tillman said. daily Mail,There are recipients who are far more suitable. There are people working in the veteran community who are doing amazing work to help veterans. These people don't have the money, resources, connections or privilege that Prince Harry has. I think these people should be recognized.”

Last year the Pat Tillman Award was given to the Buffalo Bills training staff for saving the life of Damar Hamlin.

Pat Tillman was a Cardinals safety who left the NFL to join the Army less than a year after the 9/11 attacks. He died in Afghanistan in 2004 at age 27.

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