Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya showed his support for the victims of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Saturday night when he wore an MSD Strong shirt underneath his jersey.
In a social media message after the game, Bedoya said he wore the shirt to “support families affected by the tragic event.”
A great win last night!— Alejandro Bedoya (@AleBedoya17) March 4, 2018
Wore this to support families affected by the tragic event in Parkland. Grew up 15 min. from Douglas. I grieve with those families but I’ve also been very inspired by movement they’ve started. Thank you for your courage & keep on keepin’ on! #MSDStrong❤️ pic.twitter.com/Wd88iWk9b5
Bedoya grew up in Weston, Florida, not too far away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a gunman killed 17 people and injured several others in an attack on Valentine’s Day.
Bedoya isn’t the only one in the Union organization with ties to that area. Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC goalkeeper Kris Shakes lived in nearby Coral Springs, Florida, before joining the academy in 2016.