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.