Grant Wahl’s widow Celine Gounder reveals she received vile abuse and DEATH threats after her husband’s Qatar shock – as Covid vaccine skeptics spread misinformation on social media
The widow of football reporter Gran Wahl has revealed that she received rape and death threats after his death, as she spoke out against the misinformation that has battled the wax surrounding his tragic death.
Wall died suddenly at the age of 49 from a “ruptured aortic aneurysm” during a World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands on December 9.
His widow Celine Gounder has revealed she was vilely abused by Covid-19 vaccine skeptics as she mourned her husband’s death.
Gran Wahl soccer reporter’s widow Celine Gounder says she received rape and death threats
Wahl dies suddenly aged 49 of ‘ruptured aortic aneurysm’ at World Cup
Gounder, a physician and epidemiologist, revealed in a New York Times article that she received rape and death threats after Val’s death.
She added that she was even sent an email saying: “You now understand that you have killed your poor husband.” Karma is ab****.’
However, she refused to respond to those spreading misinformation about vaccines on social media, despite the vile harassment she received, until Damar Hamlin’s collapse earlier this week.
The Buffalo Bills safety went into cardiac arrest against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday and had to be resuscitated on the field.
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest against the Bengals on Monday
Gounder claimed that the same misinformation surrounding Hamlin’s collapse “broke the dam” and she felt compelled to finally speak out.
She accused ‘disinformation profiteers’ of using Wahl’s tragic death and Hamlin’s cardiac arrest for their own ‘personal gain’.
She also insisted they ‘retraumatize’ families, ‘compromising our ability to interpret information and distinguish truth from lies and putting us all at risk.’
Gounder, who said she was familiar with the anti-vax “handbook” from her time on the Biden-Harris Transition Advisory Board, insisted there is “no increased risk of death from non-Covid causes after a Covid vaccination.”
Gounder accused “disinformation profiteers” of using Wahl’s tragic death for their own benefit
Gounder, the epidemiologist, said no expert supported the claim that Wahl died from the vaccine
She reiterated that no qualified medical or public health expert supported the claim that her husband died from receiving the Covid vaccine.
She also revealed that she wanted Wahl’s autopsy results to be “indisputable” to protect his legacy and shared them publicly because she knew that “pairing facts with empathy is the best way to disempower the trolls.”
She added that she would continue to honor and protect Val’s legacy by speaking out, but that she would also channel her grief into “protecting the public’s health from those who would profit from the suffering of others.”
Immediately following the news of Wahl’s death, his brother Eric suggested that there was something wrong with his brother’s death, after he had previously been refused entry to the stadium for wearing a rainbow symbol on his shirt.
Val’s brother, Eric, initially suggested that there was something wrong with his death
Valu was refused entry to the stadium in Qatar earlier in the tournament for wearing a rainbow symbol on his shirt
But he later retracted that claim after learning his brother had an undiagnosed heart condition.
Gounder attributed her son-in-law’s misrepresentations to grief, admitting that “even those of us who love Grant” cling to our own narratives to explain the tragic and shocking events.
Wahl wrote about football for Sports Illustrated for more than two decades, then started his own website.
He was a major voice informing the American public about soccer during a time of increased interest after the United States hosted the 1994 World Cup.
He also criticized the sport’s international organizing bodies.