A new death in the middle of the Qatar World Cup checked in at Doha’s Lusail Stadium, where American journalist Grant Wahl died. The 48-year-old pro collapsed near the end of their match Argentina Y Netherlands. His family confirmed the death of the reporter to the United States press.
The Football Federation of USA and the FIFA They expressed their condolences on the networks for what happened with Wahl. The journalist became known when he was prevented from entering the game between the teams of Wales and USAby wear a t-shirt in homage to the LGBTQ+ community.
When accessing the premises, he was detained by the Qatari police when using that garment. Wahl told the media that he was told “You have to change your shirt. It’s not allowed”. The professional was critical of the FIFA and the organization of the World Cup Qatar for the limitation of civil liberties.
The npr radio specifies that the journalist’s brother, Eric Wahl, said he had received death threats in Qatar. His relative commented that they were due to the use of the LGBTQ + shirt and his reports on the FIFA and the Qatari government. That is why he believes that what happened with Grant needs to be investigated.
Grant Wahl fell ill in Qatar and on Monday he wrote that he had visited a clinic. The journalist commented that the medical staff believed it was bronchitis. After collapsing, in the game of Argentinathe paramedics arrived to give him assistance and after several minutes they took him away on a stretcher.