After the death of sports reporter Grant Wahl last Friday during his coverage of the World Cup in Qatar 2022the death of a second communicator who covered the World Cup is reported.
Is about Khalid al-Misslam, a photojournalist for local television station Al-Kass. Their death It was confirmed by the media through a brief message posted on their social networks.
“Al-Misslam, a Qatari, died suddenly while covering the World Cup of FIFA Qatar 2022. We believe in Allah’s mercy and forgiveness for him, and we send our deepest condolences to his family. We are all from Allah and to Him we return”, published the television station.
Monica Grayley, editor of UN News, wrote:
A second journalist dies in Qatar while covering the World Cup.
Khalid al-Misslam, a photojournalist for the Qatari news channel Al Kass TV, died on Saturday; A day earlier, American soccer journalist Grant Wahl, 48, collapsed in the game between Argentina and the Netherlands.
The death of the photographer caused shock, in particular because it was recorded on the same weekend as that of the American reporter Grant Wahl.
last november 21 Grant Wahl decided to wear a rainbow shirt to attend the match between USA and Wales at Al Rayyan Stadium; However, the regulations in Qatar prevent both residents and tourists from wearing this type of clothing that alludes to the community LGBT+for which he was prevented from entering the coliseum.
On social networks, the journalist he indicated that security guards told him “you have to change your shirt”; he did not comply with the order, and despite this, he managed to access the Stadium.
“I’m in the media center, still in my jersey. He was detained for almost half an hour,” he later tweeted, according to the outlet. New York Post.
The communicator was at the Lusail Stadium covering the match between Argentina and the Netherlands, where he fainted, for which he was transferred from urgency to a nearby hospital.