Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya used his celebration to send a message to Congress when he scored in the third minute against D.C. United on Sunday.
Bedoya beat D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid with a low shot into the bottom-left corner.
Upon savoring the goal with his teammates, Bedoya grabbed a field-level microphone and said, "Hey Congress, do something now. End gun violence:"
Alejandro Bedoya @AleBedoya17
A great win last night! Wore this to support families affected by the tragic event in Parkland. Grew up 15 min. from Douglas. I grieve with those families but I’ve also been very inspired by movement they’ve started. Thank you for your courage & keep on keepin’ on! #MSDStrong❤️ https://t.co/Wd88iWk9b5
The Gun Violence Archive estimates 254 mass shootings have occurred in 2019.