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Alejandro Bedoya Spoke Out on Gun Violence. Now He Is M.L.S.’s Player of the Week.

Aug 05, 2019 - The New York Times

The Philadelphia Union midfielder grabbed a field microphone after scoring Sunday night and urged Congress to act to prevent more mass shootings.

On Monday morning, Major League Soccer officials met in New York to determine if they should punish a player who had grabbed a field microphone during a national television broadcast on Sunday night and used it to urge Congress to act to end gun violence.

By lunch, M.L.S. had decided that no punishment was merited.

By late afternoon,...