These were the best jokes from people waiting for the Carabao Cup draw in China for the third round of the competition, scheduled to take place at 4:15am on Thursday morning, British Summer Time.
The event took place in Beijing in an attempt in increase the English Football League’s exposure in Asia but a decision was made not to broadcast it live after numerous problems with the previous draws.
Frustrated English fans, those who chose to stay awake, took to Twitter while awaiting a slow drip-feed of news regarding the ties – so here are the best of the jokes about the Carabao Cup draw in China:
— Matt Storey (@StoreyMatt) August 21, 2017
— Natalie Evans (@NatalieEvans85) August 24, 2017
— Pete Hind (@toonpete85) August 23, 2017
WE'VE STAYED UP ALL NIGHT FOR THIS AND ITS FUCKING LATE #CarabaoCup
— Harry Jobs (@JobsHarry) August 24, 2017
— Chris Reynolds (@ChrisReynolds75) August 24, 2017
#CarabaoCup Right that's it, never having a Chinese takeaway away again. Probably.
— Gaz (@NFFC2017) August 24, 2017
— FOREVER LEEDS 👊 (@FOREVERLEEDSMOT) August 23, 2017
— Tasker (@Mr_Tasker) August 23, 2017
— Crystal Palace ATL (@CPFC_ATL) August 24, 2017
As it's in China, they should have chicken balls and the people have to unwrap the batter to reveal which side is playing who #CarabaoCup
— Zak (@LoveCescMagic) August 24, 2017
Thousands of us Brits awake near to the point of exhaustion and we're left refreshing dodgy accounts for updates on this draw #CarabaoCup
— José (@MourinhoMindset) August 24, 2017
Petition to demand the draw for some Chinese cup is held in Ipswich in the middle of the night in China #CarabaoCup
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) August 23, 2017