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(CNN)  – NFL player James Harrison is declaring war on the trophies kids get for simply showing up and playing a sport.

Harrison wrote in Instagram that he would return “participation trophies” that his sons recently brought home.

The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker says he’s very proud and supportive of his children, but believes everything in life should be earned and they shouldn’t feel entitled.

Harrison wrote that he wants his kid to earn a “real trophy.”

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