They just don't care. Qatari World Cup organizers don't even hide their apathy over migrant worker deaths, including the most recent one.
RIP Grant. Thank you for covering stories like this. Your perspective was always one of a kind.
RIP Grant. Crazy how you passed away of natural causes after stories like this. Not smart, Qatar. You should have done some background checks and figured out who he was before you did this.
Rest in peace, Grant. Thank you for everything you gave us.
Are Nasser Al-Khater and Gianni Infantino related, or are they just devotees of the same cynical PR strategy of deflect and blame the questioners?
The tragic irony is that Qatar could have easily afforded to treat the legions of workers humanely rather as than semi-indentured servants, providing adequate safety, housing, and healthcare. Besides having the satisfaction of doing the right thing morally, Qatar would have reaped the priceless benefit of world respect.
I just can't believe this, RIP Grant, and may the truth come out.
Thank you, Grant. Always standing up for what is right and showing us what is not in Qatar and this tournament. I loved your podcasts and articles. We will miss you, man.
Absolutely stunning and heartbreaking to lose Grant so young. He was a giant in the American soccer world and changed the game and how it is covered. A kind and open man who brought a sincerity to all he did -in his writing, on podcasts and in TV. I have read his work for decades and his voice will be missed. I can offer little but my condolences to his wife and those who knew and loved him.
RIP Grant. Thank you for your excellent and bold writings, including this piece.
Love and miss you Grant, an exemplary storytelling journalist through and through. RIP, you will not have died in vein no matter what because you inspired so many others to do great work like you did always
Grant, thank you for being honest, informative, and most of all...brave! There will never be another like you. Your family is in our prayers...
RIP Grant, this was my last article from you in my inbox. I followed you since I was a teen, who was beginning to love soccer. I grew up into my soccer fandom as you were establishing yourself as THE US soccer journalist. Dr. Gounder, if you read these, my extreme condolences and sympathies are with you. Prayers to you and your family.
Coming hear to express what a void I feel now without Grant’s WC coverage. I don’t want any of that emotion to overshadow how tragic it is that he passed, but I’ve found myself over the last 36 hours greatly missing his take on the tournament. All of this is just so incredibly sad.
The news is horrible on Grant’s death. He was a voice that helped me learn soccer better. And this cycle he truly spoke truth to power. May his wife find peace, and may she learn his cause of death. Given these troubled times, I truly hope this was only an untimely illness.
Don’t understand any of this. He will be sorely missed. Truly hope his family can get everything they need for closure.
You will be missed Grant.
RIP and condolences to Grant's family.