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Madison high school football players kneel during National Anthem

WIAA: Protest was 'first of its kind' in the state
Posted: 8:10 AM, Sep 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-29 09:10:53-04

Wisconsin high school football players are now joining the protest started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick

Players from Madison East and Madison West high schools took a knee during the pre-game National Anthem Friday night.

The WIAA says Friday's protest was the first of its kind in the state. A WIAA spokesperson says National Anthem protocols and polices are determined by local administrators. 

Madison school district administrators say they support the students' protest.

"Hopefully they're well informed around the issues surrounding anything that they're doing, said Jeremy Schlitz, Madison Metropolitan School District Athletic Director. "They're doing a respectful, peaceful protest."

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