Many parents don’t believe in awards for participation, and believe their children should actually earn their trophies. Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams happens to be one of these parents.
Williams recently attended his daughter Rihya Williams’ Field Day, where she was given a participation ribbon for competing in one of the events. He showed her some tough love by giving her ribbon back to the teacher, hoping it would encourage her to earn her ribbons.
Williams took to Twitter to show what happened next. His strategy clearly worked, as his Rihya collected three first place ribbons after she got her participation award snatched away.
I took her Field Day participation ribbon & gave it back to her teacher…then in the next event she got 1st place🙈😂 pic.twitter.com/SUusZsjjYW
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) May 12, 2016
Williams is certainly not the first father to use this controversial tactic. Last year, fellow teammate James Harrison also returned his son’s participation awards to the teacher because he felt they did not earn them.
Have the Pittsburgh Steelers started a new family tradition?
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