Schweinsteiger suing over ‘Nazi doll’ called Bastian

Date published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 3:17

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is to sue a Chinese toymaker over a doll they have produced which bears a striking resemblance to him.

The doll, which is named Bastian, is dressed as a Nazi soldier, which is in more than a little bad taste.

What’s worse, the toys were due for sale in Europe (for a whopping £65) before those plans were postponed. Turns out there is such thing as bad publicity.

A representative from the company, Patrick Chan, was interviwed by Bild.

“We offer no figures based on the football. The resemblance is purely coincidental,” Chan said. “The figure is based on a typical German. We believe most Germans look like this. Bastian is a common name in Germany.” Indeed Patrick, but it’s the mix of face and name that clinches it.

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Small point: Who on earth is buying Nazi dolls as toys?

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