LEWISVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A young autistic manâ€™s family is outraged and demanding an apology from a coach and Lewisville ISD.
Austen Mornes has enjoyed the eight years heâ€™s spent playing on Lewisville ISDâ€™s Special Olympics flag football team.
But the 21-year-old now feels uncomfortable going back to practice next week.
“I think itâ€™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 donâ€™t have no clue,’ and he says, ‘Freedom.’”
The special needs athlete may have been unaware of the flagâ€™s racially-charged history.
But his mother certainly was aware and couldnâ€™t believe…
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