Bastian Schweinsteiger to sue toy company over Nazi lookalike figurine

The captain of Germany’s national football team, Bastian Schweinsteiger, is pursuing legal action against a Hong Kong-based toy company, his management team confirmed on Thursday. The suit alleges that manufacturer DiD is selling Nazi figurines that bear a clear resemblance to the Manchester United midfielder.

DiD insists that they did not model the toy on the blonde-haired blue-eyed Schweinsteiger, and that their figurine is simply “based on the typical German,” according to an employee who spoke with the SID sports news agency.

Oh those wacky Chinese!