The FIFA World Cup 2022 has given us many shocks in such a short span. The start of it was when Saudi Arabia toppled a South American giant when they beat Lionel Messi’s Argentina at the start of the tournament. However, soccer fans have been left shocked about something that happened off the pitch as well.
U.S. Soccer Statement On The Passing Of Grant Wahl: pic.twitter.com/CBp1mCK1mQ
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) December 10, 2022
The US soccer association has confirmed that American journalist Grant Wahl passed away very recently, during the World Cup game, Netherlands vs Argentina. The news came as a shock to many as he was just 48 years old.
How did journalist Grant Wahl die?
People came to know Grant’s For those who don’t know, Wahl, caught the eye of many when he posted a tweet. Wahl wrote that guards stopped him from entering a stadium for a World Cup game. That stirred quite a bit of controversy, as the officials claimed that Grant was stopped because of the LGBTQ logo on his shirt. A name that is almost synonymous with controversies, Andrew Tate, even reacted to this on Twitter.
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
Soccer fans believe that Wahl’s death is a huge mystery. The cause of his death is still unknown to the world. However, it is believed that the American collapsed during the coverage of the Netherlands-Argentina match. Paramedics attempted to treat him for about half an hour. Doctors then declared that he had passed away at the hospital. Judging from his website, it seems like Grant has been feeling unwell for a while.
He wrote, “My body finally broke down on me. Three weeks of little sleep, high stress and lots of work can do that to you. What had been a cold over the last 10 days turned into something more severe on the night of the USA-Netherlands game, and I could feel my upper chest take on a new level of pressure and discomfort.”
It looks like Grant had experienced pain and discomfort in his chest. However, soccer fans believe that his death has to be investigated immediately. A fan tweeted, “This needs to be investigated ASAP. RIP Grant.”
This needs to be investigated ASAP.
— Alex Syse (@alexsyse) December 10, 2022
There’s more to this.
— Travis (@effzehNSC) December 10, 2022
What the actual hell? This is horrific. RIP @GrantWahl
— MSP (@Revolutionteach) December 10, 2022
Waiting for the tweet about the investigation that absolutely must happen as soon as possible.
— Isaac (@ReeserIM) December 10, 2022
Grant mentioned that he faced some complications with his heart early this week. However, there hasn’t been any official confirmation from the authorities as to the cause of his death. We would have to wait for confirmation to see how this plays out for all the concerned entities.