It’s Official: Soccer Is Boring. Commentator Fired For Falling Asleep During Champions League Match
It was actually a crucial game in Champions League play between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain being broadcast on LeTV in Beijing, when Dong Lu, the veteran Chinese broadcaster, simply dozed off during play. In his defense, it was after 5 a.m., his time.
The 46-year-old had to stay up until 3:45 a.m. for kick-off at the Santiago Bernabeu, and fatigue got the better of him in the final 20 minutes.
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.
LeTV wasn't laughing with him, though. Even though Dong Lu is a 20-year veteran, he was fired.
Pro tip: don't fall asleep and start snoring while you're calling a match, or you'll get fired. https://t.co/SQSh2hEPbS
— SB Nation Soccer (@SBNationSoccer) November 6, 2015
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