German soccer star, Bastian Schweinsteiger who joined Manchester United this season is not a happy chap after a Chinese toy company made a Nazi toy soldier called Bastian. Not only that…the toy looks identical to Schweinsteiger. The player is taking legal action against the Hong Kong manufacturer Didi.
And you won’t believe their excuse.
A representative for the company said “The figure is based on a typical German. We believe that all Germans look like that’ and that it was pure co-incidence that “many people in Germany are called Bastian” [Guardian]