MLS right not to punish Alejandro Bedoya for speaking out against gun violence

USA Today

Sometimes saying nothing speaks volumes. And sometimes the simplest statements are the most powerful.

Major League Soccer on Monday wisely chose not to discipline or fine Alejandro Bedoya for his passionate statement against the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our country. The Philadelphia Union captain, who also played for the United States at the men’s World Cup in 2014, grabbed an on-field microphone after scoring Sunday and shouted, “Hey Congress, do something now. End gun violence! Let's go!”

His plea came hours after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, killed 31 people. According to Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group, there have been 255 mass shootings already this year.

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