Tuesday’s Real Madrid-PSG Champions League matchup didn’t exactly light the world on fire. Madrid took a 1-0 lead in the first half that they didn’t relinquish, despite some late attempts PSG.
Anyway, Dong Lu was calling the game for China’s LeTV. The game began at 3:45 AM local time, and eventually, the early start combined with the lack of action got to Dong – he fell asleep around the 79 minute mark of the match, and could be heard snoring on air.
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) November 5, 2015
Poor guy. LeTV fired Dong almost immediately thereafter. We’ve seen American commentators fall asleep on air – most notably, Mike Francesa, Charles Barkley, and Mike Ditka – but they didn’t do it during a live game they were calling.
…and here’s where those who despite soccer roll out the traditional “soccer always puts me to sleep” comments.