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:
— herculez gomez (@herculezg) August 5, 2019
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.
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
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.
God bless the people of El Paso, Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2019