Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya delivered a passionate on-field plea to finish gun violence following his purpose towards D.C. United on Sunday night time.
Throughout a nationally televised recreation within the U.S. capital, Bedoya opened the scoring for his aspect at Audi Area.
After celebrating along with his teammates, and with the U.S. Senate and Home of Representatives simply two miles away, Bedoya ran over to an on-field microphone and made his voice heard loud and clear.
“Congress, do something now. End gun violence. Let’s go!” the veteran midfielder shouted.
Bedoya’s plea got here simply sooner or later after two separate gun massacres in the USA killed a complete of 29 individuals and wounded dozens extra.
A gunman opened hearth at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, killing 20, earlier than one other gunman killed 9 individuals on the streets of Dayton, Ohio late Saturday night.
Bedoya grew up 15 minutes away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Florida, the place 17 college students have been killed in a gun bloodbath in 2018.
Following that taking pictures, Bedoya wore an “MSD Strong” shirt beneath his jersey to point out assist for the neighborhood.
A nice win final night time!
Wore this to assist households affected by the tragic occasion in Parkland. Grew up 15 min. from Douglas. I grieve with these households however I’ve additionally been very impressed by motion they’ve began. Thanks in your braveness & carry on keepin’ on! #MSDStrong❤️ pic.twitter.com/Wd88iWk9b5
– Alejandro Bedoya (@AleBedoya17) March 4, 2018
Bedoya, 32, has been capped 66 instances by the U.S. nationwide crew and appeared in all 4 matches for the USMNT on the 2014 World Cup.
Watch Bedoya’s purpose and on-field message HERE.