Another journalist kicks the bucket

ONE more journalist covering the World Cup in his homeland died suddenly over the weekend, according to reports in the Middle East.

This comes as an editorial surprise as Qatar’s Khalid al-Misslam was a photojournalist working for Al Kass TV, a sports broadcaster in the Gulf state. 

The 48-year-old was said to have fallen back in his seat at Lusail Iconic Stadium and was attended by medical staff who performed CPR and used an automatic chest compressor before his death was announced following a reported heart attack. 

In a video posted on Instagram, which has now been deleted, Eric said: ‘My name is Eric Wahl. I live in Seattle, Washington. I am Grant Wahl’s brother. I’m gay. I’’m the reason he wore the rainbow shirt to the World Cup. My brother was healthy.