Athletes have often used their platform to make political statements, but rarely have those statements come in the middle of a game.
Bedoya's statement came a day after two separate mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio which left 29 dead and many more injured.
"I’m dropping my kids off at school and I’m looking around thinking about an exit strategy when I’m at the mall, at a movie theater, at a concert or festival down the street, any big gathering. Something’s gotta be done. It’s gotten to the point where we’ve almost become numb to it. That’s a big problem."
Union coach Jim Curtin expressed support for Bedoya's actions, as did MLSPA Executive Director Bob Foose.