Prince Harry has Americans raising hell after ESPN made this shocking announcement

Prince Harry is no stranger to controversy after he married Meghan Markle.

Now he’s facing a backlash the likes of which he’s never seen in America. 

And Prince Harry has Americans raising hell after ESPN made this shocking announcement. 

Prince Harry to receive an award named after the late Pat Tillman 

Prince Harry finds himself in the middle of a massive backlash after ESPN announced that he would be given the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the ESPYs.

The award is meant to go to a person who’s carrying on Tillman’s legacy and who has ties to the world of sports.

Tillman was a safety with the Arizona Cardinals, who left the NFL after 9/11 to join the Army Rangers.

He was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004.

ESPN announced that Harry was being given the award because of the positive impact he made.

“After serving for 10 years in the British Armed Forces, including two tours of duty in Afghanistan as a forward air controller and Apache helicopter pilot, Prince Harry founded The Invictus Games Foundation, continuing his service by creating an international platform to support wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women – both active-duty and veterans – who are navigating both physical and invisible injuries,” ESPN stated.

But that decision didn’t sit well with many people, including Tillman’s mother.

Prince Harry slammed for receiving the Pat Tillman award

Mary Tillman, Pat Tillman’s mom, said that ESPN never reached out to her about the decision to give the award named after her son to Prince Harry.

And she was not a fan of the decision. 

“I am shocked as to why they would select such a controversial and divisive individual to receive the award,” Tillman told the Daily Mail. “There are recipients that are far more fitting. There are individuals working in the veteran community that are doing tremendous things to assist veterans.”

“These individuals do not have the money, resources, connections, or privilege that Prince Harry has. I feel that those types of individuals should be recognized,” Tillman added.

Even ESPN employees criticized the decision to give Harry the award.

Pat McAfee unloaded on ESPN for the move on The Pat McAfee Show on the sports network.

“A lot of conversation about Pat Tillman’s name. American hero . . . Now there’s an award named after him, as there should be in the sports world because that is somebody who is the definition of selfless. It’s going to Prince Harry,” McAfee said. “Who I don’t even think is a prince anymore.”

McAfee wondered why ESPN would poke the hornet’s nest by picking Harry.

“See, why does the ESPYs do this s***?” McAfee asked. “When you do something like this, you know the immediate reaction from humans and from sports fans and from people with common sense and brains, is gonna be like ‘Hey, don’t be putting our f’n guy with that guy.’”

ESPN put out a statement after the backlash announcing that they were standing by picking Harry.

“ESPN, with the support of the Tillman Foundation, is honoring Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, specifically for the work of The Invictus Games Foundation as it celebrates its 10th year promoting healing through the power of sport for military service members and veterans around the world. While we understand not everyone will agree with all honorees selected for any award, The Invictus Games Foundation does incredible work and ESPN believes this is a cause worth celebrating,” ESPN wrote in a statement.

Many Americans believe ESPN made a serious mistake by giving a spoiled brat an award named after an American hero.

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