Pat Tillman’s Mother ‘Shocked’ By THIS!

(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – In a new public scandal stirred by misguided lefties, the mother of US soldier and former NFL player Pat Tillman expressed her astonishment upon learning that Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, would be honored with an annual award bearing her son’s name.

Pat Tillman, who was tragically killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004, is commemorated by this award.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Mary Tillman conveyed her dismay, stating she had not been consulted regarding the selection of Prince Harry as the forthcoming recipient of the Pat Tillman Award for Service.

This accolade is bestowed by ESPN annually to an individual with a substantial connection to sports who has significantly served others, thereby reflecting the enduring legacy of the former NFL athlete.

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

“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,” she further noted.

Prince Harry is scheduled to receive the award at the upcoming ESPY Awards ceremony for his role in establishing the Invictus Games. Prince Harry, aged 39, the son of Britain’s King Charles III, and a veteran of the British Armed Forces for a decade, co-founded the Invictus Games in 2014.

This international sports event is designed for wounded veterans and active-duty military personnel.

According to ESPN, the Invictus Games have “evolved into a globally celebrated and acclaimed organization that celebrates resilience, community, and healing through the power of sport.”

“This one is for our entire service community,” Harry stated regarding the ESPY award, as reported by ABC News.

The previous year, the award was presented to the Buffalo Bills training staff in recognition of their life-saving efforts during a January 2023 game when Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field.

The decision to honor Harry this year has sparked controversy, and a petition urging ESPN to “rethink” the decision began circulating last week.

By Sunday afternoon, it had garnered over 12,300 signatures.

The ESPY ceremony is set to be televised on July 11 at 8 p.m. on ABC, hosted by Serena Williams.

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