|Footballer Nazi doll|
Has anyone noticed the remarkable resemblance between Manchester Uniter footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger and a Nazi doll made in Hong Kong?
Well, it would seem so, as Bastian is a bit upset and is suing the company in question.
Dragon in Dream (DiD) says that it was “pure coincidence” that the figure resembled the 31-year-old who joined Manchester United from Bayern Munich in July on a three-year contract worth a reported £14.4m. It said the name was also a coincidence, as “many people in Germany are called Bastian”. They added “The figure is based on a typical German. We believe that all Germans look like that.”
Many Germans were devastated (ah! bless!..)when Schweinsteiger made the move to Manchester this summer. But his attempts to integrate into the UK way of life, not least tuning into British humour, have been followed closely by the German media. Seems his sense of humour has failed on this occasion.
However, as we often say on this blog…..
Perhaps the are related? I think we should be told!