Mother becomes livid after football coach allegedly gives her autistic son a Confederate flag hat

Edduin Carvajal
Nov 28, 2018
11:35 A.M.

Austen Mornes, a young black autistic man who plays on Lewisville ISD’s Special Olympics flag football team, got home wearing a hat with the Confederate flag on it.


His mother, Amelia, was surprised when she saw him wearing it and asked for the reason. Austen revealed that one of the coaches told him to put it on and show it to his mother.

The young man even asked for the meaning of the flag as he “had no clue,” to what the coach responded “freedom.” Austen believed in his coach’s word, but when he came back home, Amelia told him the racist message behind the flag.

Source: YouTube/CBSDFW

Source: YouTube/CBSDFW



In an interview the family had with CBSDFW, Amelia said that people “went into an uproar” because Austen was wearing that hat just as if it was any normal piece of clothing. She added that not only the person who gave him the hat but also those who didn’t tell Austen the racist message should get punishment.

Source: YouTube/CBSDFW

Source: YouTube/CBSDFW


After the incident, Austen, who had been playing with the team for eight years, said he felt uncomfortable about practicing again. Soon after the incident took place, Lewisville ISD released a statement addressing the situation.

Source: YouTube/CBSDFW

Source: YouTube/CBSDFW



“The adult volunteer, who is not an LISD employee, was wearing a cap the former student expressed interest in. The student took the cap home. The volunteer coach contacted the parents to discuss what happened, and believed the situation had been resolved to everyone’s satisfaction,” read the statement.


Amelia is not satisfied as she pointed out that her worst feeling was that the coaches were probably watching him with the hat and “snickering or laughing under their breath.”



It is not the first time that a confederate flag brings a negative outcome as Sergeant Silvia Cotriss, who worked for 20 years at the Roswell Police Department, was fired after flying it in her yard and her neighbors complained about it.


Those neighbors said that they couldn’t trust Silvia’s integrity as a police officer after flying that flag. The woman, however, defended herself saying that she didn’t know the racist and hate-inducing symbolism it represents.

Silvia and her lawyer consider that it was an excuse for the police department to fire her, adding that if someone had asked her to remove the flag, she would have done it.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

news.AmoMama.com does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. news.AmoMama.com speaks out against the above mentioned and news.AmoMama.com advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.

Related posts

Lonely Woman Installs Camera to See Who’s Been Leaving Baby Stuff on Her Doorstep Every Day – Story of the Day

March 03, 2022

Old Man Sees Homeless Lady and Recognizes Nurse Who Stayed by His Bedside for 27 Months Years Ago — Story of the Day

February 26, 2022

At Wife's Funeral, Widower Meets His Stepdaughter's Twin He Never Knew Existed — Story of the Day

February 02, 2022

Woman Becomes Aloof to Man So He Suspects Her of Infidelity and Later Checks Her Phone

April 20, 2022

Rich Man Takes Poor Woman with Baby to His House, She Recognizes His Mom as Woman from Her Past — Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Woman Cheats on Man, Announces Pregnancy, and Begs to Keep the Child Later

April 12, 2022

Man Learns Grandma Owned a $1.3M Mansion While Living in Tiny House and He Is Not Its Inheritor — Story of the Day

March 04, 2022

Man Came Home Early, Heard Noises from the Bedroom & Opened the Door

April 13, 2022

Stepson Mocked by Adoptive Parents & Their Children Finds Letters They Hid from Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Teen Boy Puts His Newborn Son up for Adoption, Years Later He Accidentally Meets Him – Story of the Day

January 29, 2022

Woman Goes Out of Town for the Weekend and Sees Her Childhood Photos in a Country House – Story of the Day

February 25, 2022

Coach Sees Student’s Drawings on Bus, Next Day Gives the Boy a Set of Markers in the Hospital - The Story of the Day

May 09, 2022

Son Brings Buyers to Home of Lonely Old Mother and Hears Unfamiliar Man Coughing in the Bedroom — Story of the Day

March 15, 2022

Years after Sister Kicked Him Out, Homeless Man Meets Cops and Learns He Is a Millionaire – Story of the Day

February 28, 2022