WATCH: Soccer Player Scores Goal, Shouts for Congress to ‘End Gun Violence!’

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Alejandro Bedoya, a soccer player the Philadelphia Union, scored a goal against D.C. United in Washington, DC, Sunday night. Then, he took advantage of his proximity to Capitol Hill by grabbing a field microphone and shouting, “Congress, do something now. End gun violence. Let’s go!”

The moment came in the third minute of the game.


Bedoya’s statement comes after two mass shootings left 29 people dead in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

The Union winger/midfielder has a person connection to the issue of mass shootings. Bedoya grew up in Westin, Florida, only 15 minutes away from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students were killed in a mass shooting in 2018.

Bedoya wore an “MSD Strong” shirt in the days following that shooting.

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