Alejandro Bedoya, captain of the Philadelphia Union soccer team, sprinted to the field microphone after he scored a goal Sunday to send a message to Congress: “Hey Congress, do something now! End gun violence, let’s go!”
Bedoya elaborated in a post-match interview, per the BBC:
“To see that happen again, it’s absurd, I am not going to sit idly and watch this stuff and not say something,” he said. “Before I’m an athlete and a soccer player, I am a human being, first. I have got kids — I can’t be the only one feeling the same way.”
“Something has got to be done, it has got to the point where we have become numb to it, that is a big problem,” he added.
He also took to Twitter to share his message:
Seeing more thoughts and prayers bullshit.
Words without actions are just worthless. America, it seems, is becoming a dystopian society.
Do something!!! Enough!!!
— Alejandro Bedoya (@AleBedoya17) August 4, 2019
Between mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this weekend, nearly 30 people were killed.