‘Too much sun and too much work!’: Micah Richards, Rio Ferdinand and BBC World Cup colleagues are let down by Ashley Williams who falls asleep on a night out – placing beer caps, chopsticks and a menu on him
Ashley Williams fell asleep on a night out in Qatar, so naturally his BBC friends teased him mercilessly for the offence.
Micah Richards and Rio Ferdinand spearheaded the spot and filmed Williams – who didn’t move at all, despite the ensuing madness, placing beer caps, chopsticks and a menu on him as he slept in his chair.
Richards shared the footage on his Instagram story, captioned ‘Sleeping on the job’, while close-ups revealed the items placed on the former Wales defender as he slept.
Ashley Williams fell asleep while hanging out with his fellow BBC pundits, causing chaos
An extensive array of items, including chopsticks and bottle caps, were piled on Williams
This dish was one of many items that did not disturb the former central ridge of Wales
Another video showed the crew, which also included Dion Dublin and Jermaine Jenas, “dying with laughter” as they continued to stack the assorted items on Williams – yet the former Swansea City centre-back did not appear to be on any affected in any way.
Ferdinand also shared his own images on Instagram, captioned his post with the phrase “Too much sun and too much work.” The former Manchester United defender revealed: “It’s his first day off, and look at him.” Everyone around him laughed wildly, but Williams didn’t move at all.
Ferdinand commented on the situation and said, “The man has a day off and said, ‘No, this is me, I’m out.’.”
Richards agreed, saying, “He’s been working overtime!”
A second video by Ferdinand said “The diaphragm is under stress,” showing the amount of items placed on the sleeping Williams – which was later re-shared on the social media platform by both Richards and Jenas.
Rio Ferdinand also shared footage of Williams, capturing the laughter among them
Ferdinand revealed it was Williams’ first day off since arriving in Qatar for the World Cup
The BBC will continue to show live matches from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, sharing the rights with ITV.
BBC One will broadcast Wales against England on Tuesday evening in what is a crucial game for both sides to break out of Group B and progress to the knockout rounds.
While the tournament has had its fair share of sleep-inducing so far, hopefully Williams will be able to keep himself awake when he returns to BBC coverage.
The BBC will provide live coverage of the clash between Wales and England on Tuesday