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(Sports Illustrated)   US Soccer journalist Grant Wahl, who was severely critical of World Cup host Qatar's human rights issues; has died while in Qatar at 48   (si.com) divider line
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2022-12-10 2:05:14 AM  
...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?
 
2022-12-10 2:09:38 AM  

born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?


Futboling while-white in the Middle-East?🤷
 
2022-12-10 2:10:14 AM  
Not missed it, so much as it was apparently deemed uninteresting. At least compared to how much he covered the sport of soccer.

I guess priorities are different with sports news outlets.
 
2022-12-10 2:10:25 AM  

born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?


I read on espn earlier that he ad bronchitis and was not feeling well.
https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/35221443/american-soccer-journalist-grant-wahl-dies-49-qatar
 
2022-12-10 2:10:50 AM  

born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?


Yes.
 
2022-12-10 2:13:16 AM  
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/or tainted nose candy?
 
2022-12-10 2:13:40 AM  

alienated: born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?

I read on espn earlier that he ad bronchitis and was not feeling well.
https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/35221443/american-soccer-journalist-grant-wahl-dies-49-qatar


Was he an antivaxxer?
 
2022-12-10 2:14:23 AM  
CNN)Prominent American journalist Grant Wahl has died in Qatar after collapsingwhile covering the World Cup, sparking an outpouring of shock and grief across the sports world.
He "collapsed" in the press area while covering Friday's Argentina-Netherlands match, a witness told CNN.
The circumstances around his death are not clear.
 
2022-12-10 2:14:40 AM  
That's why all the travel gurus suggest you choose a hotel that doesn't store its poisoned bullets at the bottom of an elevator shaft with no elevator.
 
2022-12-10 2:28:46 AM  

born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?


His brother believes he was murdered
 
2022-12-10 2:31:22 AM  
He died doing what he loved
 
2022-12-10 2:31:47 AM  
I've seen his age stated as 48 - 49 too.
TMZ says 49, Wikipedia as 48.
Couple different causes of death too.
 
2022-12-10 2:32:20 AM  

6nome: He died doing what he loved


Antagonizing people in their own country?
 
2022-12-10 2:34:46 AM  
That's about right. Life expectancy of infidels in Qatar is around 42.  He had a good run.
 
2022-12-10 2:35:23 AM  

6nome: He died doing what he loved


Riding in an Uber?
 
2022-12-10 2:40:48 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: alienated: born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?

I read on espn earlier that he ad bronchitis and was not feeling well.
https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/35221443/american-soccer-journalist-grant-wahl-dies-49-qatar

Was he an antivaxxer?


Why would you ask me ? I have no idea. But really- why the hell do you think I would know such a thing ?
His widow is a doctor , if that helps . She was on the Covid 19 board .
 
2022-12-10 2:41:21 AM  
I hate this shiat. Anytime someone dies "suddenly" the anti vaxxers start screeching
 
2022-12-10 2:42:59 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: alienated: born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?

I read on espn earlier that he ad bronchitis and was not feeling well.
https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/35221443/american-soccer-journalist-grant-wahl-dies-49-qatar

Was he an antivaxxer?


Different kind of stupid. He was a soccer fan.
 
2022-12-10 2:45:37 AM  
Lemme guess. 'Cardiac arrest', right? Seems to be an outbreak of that over there.
 
2022-12-10 2:49:52 AM  

born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?


They don't know yet.  But from CNN's coverage:

In an episode of the podcast Futbol with Grant Wahl, published days before his death on December 6, he had complained of feeling unwell.

"It had gotten pretty bad in terms of like the tightness in my chest, tightness, pressure. Feeling pretty hairy, bad." Wahl told co-host Chris Wittyngham in the episode. He added that he sought help at the medical clinic at the World Cup media center, believing he had bronchitis.

He was given cough syrup and ibuprofen, and felt better shortly afterward, he said.

Wahl also said he experienced an "involuntary capitulation by my body and mind" after the US-Netherlands game on December 3.

"This isn't my first rodeo. I've done eight of these on the men's side," he said at the time. "And so like, I've gotten sick to some extent at every tournament, and it's just about trying to find a way to like get your work done."

He further described the incident in a recent newsletter published on December 5, writing that his body had "broke down" after he had little sleep, high stress and a heavy workload. He'd had a cold for 10 days, which "turned into something more severe," he wrote, adding that he felt better after receiving antibiotics and catching up on sleep.


So even though its suspicious that he died in Qatar after being very critical of Qatar, the most likely explanation is some kind of legit health issue that will be found in the autopsy.
 
2022-12-10 2:51:43 AM  
Was he buiding a stadium there?
 
2022-12-10 2:51:56 AM  

alienated: born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?

I read on espn earlier that he ad bronchitis and was not feeling well.
https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/35221443/american-soccer-journalist-grant-wahl-dies-49-qatar


Speaking as someone who's had bronchitis and Pneumonia(Thankfully not at the same time) yeah I can see how they killed so many people. 

/Aunt died from pneumonia after a lifetime of ill health. Fell asleep in a chair and never woke up.
//Counsin found her. Was not good for my cousin's mental health
 
2022-12-10 2:53:54 AM  
There is suspicion that he was poisoned for having been critical of Qatari officials over their indifference to immigrant workers' deaths in their country and after being detained for wearing a rainbow-patterned shirt in support of LBGTQ rights in the notoriously intolerant kingdom.
 
2022-12-10 2:56:07 AM  
Was a bonesaw found nearby?
 
2022-12-10 2:57:26 AM  
Those DTs are gonna get you if you don't have the right support.
 
2022-12-10 3:02:45 AM  

alienated: DeathByGeekSquad: alienated: born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?

I read on espn earlier that he ad bronchitis and was not feeling well.
https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/35221443/american-soccer-journalist-grant-wahl-dies-49-qatar

Was he an antivaxxer?

Why would you ask me ? I have no idea. But really- why the hell do you think I would know such a thing ?
His widow is a doctor , if that helps . She was on the Covid 19 board .


Oh calm down
 
2022-12-10 3:06:45 AM  

alienated: born_yesterday: ...Did I miss a cause of death in all of that?

I read on espn earlier that he ad bronchitis and was not feeling well.
https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/35221443/american-soccer-journalist-grant-wahl-dies-49-qatar


So he was murdered.
 
2022-12-10 3:10:16 AM  
Po 84 yo'
 
2022-12-10 3:13:52 AM  
Guy in his late 40s has chest pain and doesn't go to an actual hospital?
 
2022-12-10 3:21:54 AM  
....and this is why I don't travel to countries that I diss online.

So once again....

Russia, Iran, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, France, and China can suck my balls.
 
2022-12-10 3:24:09 AM  

Ishkur: Was a bonesaw found nearby?


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2022-12-10 3:25:19 AM  
I have a feeling they will claim extensive postmortem testing was done, yet there will be "delays" in returning the body.
 
2022-12-10 3:29:23 AM  

Nogale: Guy in his late 40s has chest pain and doesn't go to an actual hospital?


Might have told himself it could wait and that the World Cup was too important to miss.
 
2022-12-10 3:30:58 AM  
His Chinese brother, Great, is said to be inconsolable.
 
2022-12-10 3:34:35 AM  

Nogale: Guy in his late 40s has chest pain and doesn't go to an actual hospital?


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2022-12-10 3:38:08 AM  

Bob The Nob: His Chinese brother, Great, is said to be inconsolable.


Lulz.  But what about his other brother Ken?

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2022-12-10 3:42:41 AM  

The_Sponge: ....and this is why I don't travel to countries that I diss online.

So once again....

Russia, Iran, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, France, and China can suck my balls.


Good plan, I'm staying away from commonwealth countries due to my occasional mockery of the royals.

Damn you Tim Horton's and your weird oily coffee!
 
2022-12-10 3:43:01 AM  

Floki: There is suspicion that he was poisoned for having been critical of Qatari officials over their indifference to immigrant workers' deaths in their country and after being detained for wearing a rainbow-patterned shirt in support of LBGTQ rights in the notoriously intolerant kingdom.


Based on paranoia and conspiracy mongering. Let's wait for the autopsy and some facts, shall we?
 
2022-12-10 3:46:17 AM  

gas giant: The_Sponge: ....and this is why I don't travel to countries that I diss online.

So once again....

Russia, Iran, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, France, and China can suck my balls.

Good plan, I'm staying away from commonwealth countries due to my occasional mockery of the royals.

Damn you Tim Horton's and your weird oily coffee!


Lulz.

I threw in France just to see if anyone is paying attention.

But my actual reason for not going there is due to time and money constraints.

But if I won Powerball, I would absolutely visit the Bordeaux and Champagne reasons...as well as Nimes since my ancestors are from there.
 
2022-12-10 3:47:27 AM  

BorgiaGinz: Floki: There is suspicion that he was poisoned for having been critical of Qatari officials over their indifference to immigrant workers' deaths in their country and after being detained for wearing a rainbow-patterned shirt in support of LBGTQ rights in the notoriously intolerant kingdom.

Based on paranoia and conspiracy mongering. Let's wait for the autopsy and some facts, shall we?


Yikes..I might be I trouble because I have said that London is the most boring European city I have visited.
 
2022-12-10 3:56:56 AM  

The_Sponge: BorgiaGinz: Floki: There is suspicion that he was poisoned for having been critical of Qatari officials over their indifference to immigrant workers' deaths in their country and after being detained for wearing a rainbow-patterned shirt in support of LBGTQ rights in the notoriously intolerant kingdom.

Based on paranoia and conspiracy mongering. Let's wait for the autopsy and some facts, shall we?

Yikes..I might be I trouble because I have said that London is the most boring European city I have visited.


Have you been to Dull, Scotland?
 
2022-12-10 3:57:23 AM  

The_Sponge: BorgiaGinz: Floki: There is suspicion that he was poisoned for having been critical of Qatari officials over their indifference to immigrant workers' deaths in their country and after being detained for wearing a rainbow-patterned shirt in support of LBGTQ rights in the notoriously intolerant kingdom.

Based on paranoia and conspiracy mongering. Let's wait for the autopsy and some facts, shall we?

Yikes..I might be I trouble because I have said that London is the most boring European city I have visited.


> I might be I trouble because I have said that London is the most boring European city I have visited.

I've found Samuel Johnson's Fark account...
 
2022-12-10 4:07:29 AM  

The_Sponge: gas giant: The_Sponge: ....and this is why I don't travel to countries that I diss online.

So once again....

Russia, Iran, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, France, and China can suck my balls.

Good plan, I'm staying away from commonwealth countries due to my occasional mockery of the royals.

Damn you Tim Horton's and your weird oily coffee!

Lulz.

I threw in France just to see if anyone is paying attention.

But my actual reason for not going there is due to time and money constraints.

But if I won Powerball, I would absolutely visit the Bordeaux and Champagne reasons...as well as Nimes since my ancestors are from there.


I'd probably buy a smallish apartment on the Riviera just for hell of it.
My ancestors are Brits and Scots, so hanging out in the old country might get a bit... dreary after a while.
 
2022-12-10 4:07:45 AM  
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2022-12-10 4:08:57 AM  

6nome: He died doing what he loved


Struggling for breath and losing consciousness?
 
2022-12-10 4:09:15 AM  

The_Sponge: BorgiaGinz: Floki: There is suspicion that he was poisoned for having been critical of Qatari officials over their indifference to immigrant workers' deaths in their country and after being detained for wearing a rainbow-patterned shirt in support of LBGTQ rights in the notoriously intolerant kingdom.

Based on paranoia and conspiracy mongering. Let's wait for the autopsy and some facts, shall we?

Yikes..I might be I trouble because I have said that London is the most boring European city I have visited.


You've clearly never been to Frankfurt or Zurich. Bo-ring (unless you are really into investment banking).
London has legendary theater, great food culture and an awesome gay club scene. It's one of my fave places to visit.
 
2022-12-10 4:16:09 AM  

Albus Grundledore: The_Sponge: BorgiaGinz: Floki: There is suspicion that he was poisoned for having been critical of Qatari officials over their indifference to immigrant workers' deaths in their country and after being detained for wearing a rainbow-patterned shirt in support of LBGTQ rights in the notoriously intolerant kingdom.

Based on paranoia and conspiracy mongering. Let's wait for the autopsy and some facts, shall we?

Yikes..I might be I trouble because I have said that London is the most boring European city I have visited.

> I might be I trouble because I have said that London is the most boring European city I have visited.

I've found Samuel Johnson's Fark account...


Now that's a rarefied klaxon.
 
2022-12-10 4:27:51 AM  

BorgiaGinz: The_Sponge: BorgiaGinz: Floki: There is suspicion that he was poisoned for having been critical of Qatari officials over their indifference to immigrant workers' deaths in their country and after being detained for wearing a rainbow-patterned shirt in support of LBGTQ rights in the notoriously intolerant kingdom.

Based on paranoia and conspiracy mongering. Let's wait for the autopsy and some facts, shall we?

Yikes..I might be I trouble because I have said that London is the most boring European city I have visited.

You've clearly never been to Frankfurt or Zurich. Bo-ring (unless you are really into investment banking).
London has legendary theater, great food culture and an awesome gay club scene. It's one of my fave places to visit.


I fully understand how someone can love London if they are into Shakespeare and/or royalty.

But I prefer Slavic cities like Prague and Bratislava.
 
2022-12-10 4:29:50 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: The_Sponge: BorgiaGinz: Floki: There is suspicion that he was poisoned for having been critical of Qatari officials over their indifference to immigrant workers' deaths in their country and after being detained for wearing a rainbow-patterned shirt in support of LBGTQ rights in the notoriously intolerant kingdom.

Based on paranoia and conspiracy mongering. Let's wait for the autopsy and some facts, shall we?

Yikes..I might be I trouble because I have said that London is the most boring European city I have visited.

Have you been to Dull, Scotland?


LOL...I have never been to Scotland period.

But my Powerball fantasy is to visit some famous distilleries in Scotland.
 
2022-12-10 4:43:17 AM  

BorgiaGinz: You've clearly never been to Frankfurt or Zurich. Bo-ring (unless you are really into investment banking).


It's after 6pm, go home dumm betrunken!
 
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