North Texas Mother Furious After Special Needs Son Comes Home From School With Confederate Flag Hat

LEWISVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A young autistic man’s family is outraged and demanding an apology from a coach and Lewisville ISD.

Austen Mornes has enjoyed the eight years he’s spent playing on Lewisville ISD’s Special Olympics flag football team.

But the 21-year-old now feels uncomfortable going back to practice next week.

“I think it’s no good to go back,” said Austen.

Austen said during practice at Lewisville High School last Thursday night, one of his coaches gave him a hat with a Confederate flag on it.

“He told me like put it on, keep it on, show it to your mom and stuff. I said, ‘What does the flag stand for?’ I said, ‘I don’t have no clue,’ and he says, ‘Freedom.’”

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Austen Mornes ( J.D. Miles – CBS11)

The special needs athlete may have been unaware of the flag’s racially-charged history.

But his mother certainly was aware and couldn’t believe…

Original published: 2018-11-20 17:13:49 Read the full Dallas News here


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