Major League Soccer Player Alejandro Bedoya, an attacking midfielder for the Philadelphia Union, made a powerful statement during a match between the Philadelphia Union and D.C. United.
After scoring the opening goal in the Philadelphia Union's 5-1 victory over D.C. United on Sunday night, on Sunday night, Bedoya ran to an on-field microphone and shouted to the crowd in response to the two mass shootings that occured this weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
"Hey Congress, do something now! End gun violence! Let’s go!"
Bedoya is no stranger to speaking out. Alejandro Bedoya grew up in Weston, Florida where a gunman killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School last year. He wore a shirt honoring the victims that said, "MSD Strong," in the team's opener weeks later.
After the match, he took to social media to go more in depth about the message put out during the soccer match.
I’m not a policymaker either. I’m shouting at those hypocrites to get their sh** together. You want some plans. We can start with stricter background checks, red flag laws, making a registry for gun purchases, closing gun show loopholes, and taxing ammunition. Better for you?
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