Michael Bradley wears rainbow armband in support of Orlando
United States men’s national team captain Michael Bradley wore a rainbow captain’s armband in support of the victims of the Orlando shooting.
Bradley donned the colorful armband instead of the typical yellow as his squad takes on Ecuador in the quarterfinals of the Copa America.
Early Sunday morning, 49 people were killed in mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Bradley joins the outpouring of support from around the sports world for the victims of the worse shooting ever in the United States.
There was also a moment of silence held before the game, which has been done at every Copa America game since the shooting.
"Obviously it's an incredibly sad week for our country, for the LGBT community," Bradley said following the game. "You know, we all feel a big sense of responsibility every time we represent our country, and I think wearing that armband was the best way to represent our country tonight."
Bradley’s gesture comes on the heels of U.S. Soccer releasing a video showing its support for Orlando on Wednesday.