Wisconsin legislators announced they would not feature Colin Kaepernick in their celebration of Black History Month,
Milwaukee decided to include the social justice figure.
In a news release from the aldermen and alderwomen of Milwaukee, they said they were disappointed in Madison's decision and won't make the same decision just because the former NFL quarterback is controversial.
"We understand that Mr. Kaepernick is a controversial figure, but black history makers tend to be controversial by nature," the release said.
Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee before attending the University of Nevada and moving on to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL, leading them to a Super Bowl appearance.
"We understand that Mr. Kaepernick is a controversial figure, but black history makers tend to be controversial by nature." — Milwaukee aldermen and alderwomen
Kaepernick has not played since 2016 after the 49ers released him. Many believe that was due to Kaepernick's kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before games.
The former quarterback and the NFL settled a collusion case Friday.