In August 2019, Philadelphia Union captain and former USMNT player Alejandro Bedoya scored against D.C. United, ran to a field microphone and called on Congress for an end to gun violence. Three years later nothing has changed and Bedoya — heartbroken with the rest of the nation after Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary School left 21 dead — reposted his clip from 2019.
again…. https://t.co/505rdtpXyE— Alejandro Bedoya (@AleBedoya17) May 25, 2022
Thank you Steve Kerr. I’m just so outraged and heartbroken. What kind of society do we want here in America? We’re not safe at schools, grocery stores, places of worship, malls, or movie theaters. Is this freedom? Enough! We need to do MORE to limit this carnage!! Now! https://t.co/FVCVG2U8M8— Alejandro Bedoya (@AleBedoya17) May 25, 2022
Here’s the real kicker. Can you remember what shooting Bedoya was referencing when he yelled that statement in 2019? Some of you will remember, but plenty of others will struggle to recall which shooting he was talking about.
America has a problem.
Something about Bedoya replying to his own self from three years ago crying out the same message has struck a chord with me. This country has made no progress against mass shootings and never will.
Let’s just continue our same bullshit routine, shall we? We’ll cry for another batch of innocent lives massacred, both sides of the aisle will tell each other to go fuck themselves for a while, people will move on in three or four weeks and nothing will change.
Bedoya wasn’t the only soccer personality reacting to Tuesday’s news; here’s some other soccer voices talking about the shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Soccer World’s Reaction To Uvalde Shooting
I'm sickened by what's just happened to these children. I'm absolutely heartbroken.— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) May 24, 2022
— San Antonio FC (@SanAntonioFC) May 24, 2022
My daughter is in 2nd grade, I’m about to go watch her school play tonight… All those kids in Texas that will never get to be in the school play again. Our “thoughts and prayers” aren’t working. Maybe let’s try something else?— Sacha Kljestan (@SachaKljestan) May 24, 2022
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) May 25, 2022
Truly devastating and heartbreaking. When will this end? These poor innocent children going to school & not returning home to their families is something that no one should ever have go through. My heart goes out to all involved. This has to stop. Terrifying. https://t.co/fWCtjZbCfr— Rachel Daly (@RachelDaly3) May 25, 2022
Numbers don’t lie. pic.twitter.com/660HE5G8H7— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) May 25, 2022
Shove this tweet up your butt Mitch McConnell and actually do something about it https://t.co/fItRmq6XT2— Abby Dahlkemper (@AbbyDahlkemper) May 25, 2022
To the Uvalde community. Austin is with you. pic.twitter.com/qOt8xeT6jJ— Austin FC (@AustinFC) May 25, 2022
Uvalde, Texas, USA. pic.twitter.com/0iULRGtREm— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) May 25, 2022