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Official blocks hug between basketball player and young child

Posted: 9:22 AM, Mar 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-13 16:03:36Z

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is responding after a video revealing that one of their officials halted a celebratory hug between a girls basketball state champion and her younger brother.

Appleton North High School won the Division 1 title on Saturday in Green Bay against De Pere, 49-34.

After the game, guard Sydney Levy attempted to reach out to little Jaylen to do what her father Nic says is a postgame tradition - a hug.

Before a WIAA official - reportedly Executive Director Deb Hauser - got in the way. Watch below.

The WIAA has sent a response Monday.