A football commentator has been sacked by a television station in China after he fell asleep while running commentary during the Real Madrid versus Paris Saint-Germain match early Wednesday morning Beijing time.
Dong Lu(pictured) fell asleep around the 79th minute mark of the Champions League match was acting as co-commentator for LeTV’s coverage of the match when he accidentally dozed off.
In footage of the match from LeTV, Dong can be heard snoring at around the 79-minute mark, in an incident that had football fans across China chuckling.
However, his employers at LeTV did not take the incident as lightly, as the man with 20 years of experience analysing football matches was fired from his post soon after.
Dong later apologised for the incident and vowed to continue his profession through his personal online blog
The 46-year-old said he had to stay up till 3:45am to watch the kick-off – in Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium – and fatigue got the better of him in the last 20 minutes.
Listen to Dung snoring while running commentary: