JAPAN has been urged by the international community to drop this whole time difference bollocks until the end of the Olympic Games.
The Asian host of the Summer Olympics claims it has to be eight hours ahead of London because of their later sunrise, but sport fans have called for the country to stop messing about and stage events at their proper time.
Cycling fan Nathan Muir of Northampton said: “I’m sick of getting up at 2am to accommodate the Japanese. It’s taking the piss.
“I don’t care if it’s their ‘tradition’ or whatever, me staying up all night is affecting my work. My boss is furious.
“If they just tried Greenwich Mean Time I’m sure they’d love it. They’d actually gain eight free hours, so that’s a treat, and they’d soon get used to getting up in the early evening and going to bed around noon.”
“Under my plan, viewership would definitely increase. Sponsors would be happy, and, crucially, so would I.”
President of World Athletics Seb Coe said: “That’s an idiotic idea and fundamentally misunderstands the rotation of the Earth around the sun.
“But I would quite like to watch the 1,500 metres live, so why not.”