WATCH: MLS player uses corner flag microphone to make comment on America's gun laws 1 year ago

WATCH: MLS player uses corner flag microphone to make comment on America's gun laws

A powerful moment.

Over the weekend, two separate mass shooting incidents took place in America.

20 people were killed, with 26 left injured by a shooting in El Paso, Texas, while nine people were killed after a gunman opened fire in a bar in the city of Dayton, Ohio.

There has since been a clamour for a change to the gun laws in America, with many citing the fact that New Zealand changed their gun laws just days after a mass shooting in Christchurch earlier this year.

Alejandro Bedoya, a footballer for American club Philadelphia Union scored a goal in an MLS match on Sunday night, and immediately ran to the corner flag to speak into an on-pitch microphone.

He shouted "Hey congress, do something. End gun violence now. Let's go."

Take a look:

Before the game, Bedoya took to his Twitter page to criticise the "thoughts and prayers bullshit", and said that America was becoming a dystopian society.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump took to Twitter to address the shootings. He also said that he had authorised the lowering of the flags to half-staff at all Federal Government buildings in honor of the victims of the tragedies.