Eric Wahl believes his brother, journalist Grant Wahl, was killed
The news of the death of American journalist Grant Wahl has shocked the entire world on Saturday. According to reports, his death occurred while covering the match between Argentina and the Netherlands, for the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
Wahl is said to have passed out and paramedics reportedly indicated that his death was due to cardiac arrest. So far no more details are known, but the United States government is already investigating this event and it is likely that as the hours progress there will be more information about it.
Wahl’s brother suggests foul play
A clearly and obviously distressed Eric Wahl, brother of Grant Wahl, shared a video where he revealed that his brother had received threats during his stay in Qatar and went further. It’s been noted that on November 21, Grant tweeted that he was not allowed to enter the game between the United States and Wales for wearing a shirt with the colors and support for the LGBT.
Just now: Security guard refusing to let me into the stadium for USA-Wales. “You have to change your shirt. It’s not allowed.” pic.twitter.com/TvSGThMYq8
— Subscribe to GrantWahl.com (@GrantWahl) November 21, 2022
“Security guard refusing to let me into the stadium for USA-Wales. ‘You have to change your shirt. It’s not allowed.’”
Eric’s message pulled no punches.
Absolutely bone chilling stuff
Soccer journalist Grant Wahl who was kicked out of a stadium in QATAR for this shirt has reportedly collapsed and passed away during the Argentina game today
His brother says on Instagram that Grant was fully healthy & believes there’s foul play pic.twitter.com/t47C2XfuVl
— JACK SETTLEMAN (@jacksettleman) December 10, 2022
“My name is Eric Wahl. I live in Seattle, Washington. I am Grant Wahl’s brother. I’m gay,” he said in the video posted on Instagram.
“I’m the reason he wore the rainbow shirt to the World Cup. My brother was healthy. He told me he received death threats. I do not believe my brother just died. I believe he was killed. And I just beg for any help.”
“We’re still trying to find out. He collapsed at the stadium, was given CPR, was taken by Uber to hospital and died according to Celine [Grant’s wife]. We just spoke with the state department and Celine has spoken to Ron Klain and the White House.”
The authorities are expected to carry out the appropriate investigations in order to provide more details about the tragic death of one of the great exponents of sports journalism in the United States.