Chinese commentator sacked after falling asleep and snoring during Real Madrid v PSG match

Lu paid a tough price for taking a nap at work. Credit:

A Chinese football commentator who fell asleep while covering Real Madrid's victory over PSG this week has been sacked.

Dong Lu was providing co-commentary for Chinese broadcaster LeTV’s Champions League coverage on Wednesday, when he drifted off midway through the second-half.

The huge time difference meant Madrid's highly anticipated clash with PSG started at 3.45am in Beijing, where the 45 year-old veteran pundit was covering the match.

Dong, who has more than 20 years experience as a TV football analyst, could be heard snoring during the last 20 minutes of the game and was sacked almost immediately after Madrid's 1-0 win.

He later apologised and vowed to continue covering football on his blog. That is, of course, providing he stays awake.

Watch the moment Dong was caught napping here.