'End gun violence now': USA footballer uses goal celebration to issue message

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'End gun violence now': USA footballer uses goal celebration to issue message

The Philadelphia Union's 5-1 drubbing of D.C. United at Audi Field on Sunday night was a memorable, high-scoring affair that featured a red card, several quality goals and more than a few controversial moments in the run of play.

A footballer pleaded to end gun violence in America with his goal celebration on Sunday.

Over the weekend in the United States, at least 29 people were killed in mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

The midfielder raced over to a field microphone at the sideline and delivered a pointed message heard on the television broadcast: "Hey Congress, do something now! End gun violence. Let's go!"

Hours later, a further 10 people - including the shooter - were killed in the attack in Ohio.

The violence came less than a week after a 19-year-old gunman killed three people and injured 13 others at the popular Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.

"It's outrageous. Things need to change in this country, for sure, and I'll support anyone who speaks their mind and is intelligent and informed on it, every time". It's a real issue in our country that needs change.

"Sending more thoughts and prayers bulls.t. Words without actions are just worthless. I'm shouting at all those hypocrites to get their sh*t together", he replied.

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