Contact Us

Seattle Man Dribbling Soccer Ball To Brazil For 2014 World Cup Hit By A Truck And Killed

soccer ball
Flickr, thebuffafamily

A Seattle man had a noble idea leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He was going to dribble a soccer ball all the way from the Emerald City down to Sao Paulo, Brazil, arriving in time for the World Cup, to help bring awareness to One World Futbol Project, a charity he was involved with. He was hit by a pickup truck and killed yesterday in Oregon.

The man, 42-year-old Richard Swanson was near Lincoln City, Oregon, a week and a half into his 10,000 mile journey when he was hit by the truck, a sad incident that unintentionally has brought more attention to his charity, but not for the reasons he had hoped.

This story has left me with a lot of questions about the incident. First of all, how do we know that Swanson wasn’t just diving to get a free kick out of the situation? And, moreover, since there was contact between him and the truck, did the driver at least get a yellow card? I’d imagine the truck would automatically get a red card for killing a guy, which would also be a serious blow to his team, having to play the rest of the match with ten men.

In all seriousness, though, this is a very sad story, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

Best of Q103

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rock-A-Holics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rock-A-Holics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.