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San Antonio FC briefly pauses Saturday game to remember Uvalde victims

The workforce is taking up the visiting Rio Grande Valley FC Toros at house, 4 days after the devastating assault in Uvalde. SAFC additionally shared resources by way of social media.

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio FC briefly paused its Saturday-night game in opposition to visiting RGV FC in honor of the 19 college students and two lecturers who lost their lives throughout an elementary college assault in Uvalde, 85 miles west of the Alamo City.  

The names and ages of the 21 victims, gunned down by an 18-year-old shooter who police say entered the varsity Tuesday morning with lots of of rounds of ammunition, had been learn out by the game announcer. 

Instead of posting match updates through the game, the house workforce as a substitute devoted its social media channels to selling resources for Uvalde victims. 

The capturing at Robb Elementary jolted the area simply two days earlier than the varsity year was set to finish. Local regulation enforcement at the moment are beneath scrutiny after Texas officers admitted procedural errors had been made throughout their preliminary response, and Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday publicly dedicated to investigations of “every official” concerned. 

“In place of traditional match updates tonight, we will provide resources that help serve our south Texas community,” SAFC stated in an announcement posted on-line shortly earlier than the game. “All of our strength, love and support continues to be with our neighbors, friends and family in Uvalde.” 

The workforce adopted up that message with a hyperlink to the San Antonio Area Foundation portal which is amassing donations for these affected by the Tuesday assault. Players will even take the sector carrying black ribbons in honor of the lives lost. 

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