ESPN host rips network for giving Prince Harry service award named for war hero Pat Tillman

ESPN host Pac McAfee is furious that the network plans to honor Prince Harry with the Pat Tillman Award for Service.

ESPN announced its decision Thursday.

“During The 2024 ESPYS, hosted by Serena Williams, ESPN will honor athletes and sports leaders for their courage, perseverance and service with three special accolades,” the network said in a press release.

“Steve Gleason will receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, Dawn Staley will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service,” the announcement continued.

Speaking Friday on his YouTube show that’s also aired on ESPN, McAfee slammed the network for essentially disgracing the late Pat Tillman.

“Obviously football guy who had a full football career ahead of him, said naw, I need to go serve the United States of America,” McAfee said, describing Tillman’s legacy. “Ends up passing away with friendly fire, which was a whole scene unto itself.”

“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, who I don’t even think is a prince anymore. See, why does the ESPYs do this s–t?” he added.

“When you do something like this, you know the immediate reaction from humans and from sports fans and, like, people with like common sense and brains is going to be like, ‘Hey, don’t be putting our f–king guy with that guy,'” he continued.

“Come on man. You can celebrate sport, we should celebrate sport. Especially like, the worldwide leader should celebrate sport in the moments and everything like that. But doing something like this is just obviously trying to piss people off,” he concluded.

Listen to him here.

This sentiment is shared by many, as evidenced by the response ESPN received on social media when it published its press release:

Tillman was a professional NFL player who stunningly left the league in 2002 to serve overseas in the wake of the Sept. 11th terror attack.

He died on April 22nd, 2004, from what was initially believed to have been an attack from enemy combatants. It was later learned that he’d died from accidental friendly fire.

Prince Harry, meanwhile, is a former member of the Royal Family who gave up everything to run off with a spoiled American woman with a rich history of insulting and demeaning the Royal Family.

Harry is generally despised by Brits and Americans alike for pursuing his own selfish interests over service to the crown. He’s also been criticized for being a very whiny leftist who thinks he’s oppressed.

Case in point:

Vivek Saxena

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