Story was removed quicker than you could say ‘ribbit’

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You’d never think a toad could cause such a kerfuffle. But a story about an inflatable amphibian was removed from the internet in China more quickly than you can say ‘ribbit’.

The problem? Internet scamps commenting on the story thought the giant toad in question, seen floating in a Beijing pond, looked a little bit like ex-president Jiang Zemin.

It seems Mr Zemin, who was nicknamed The Toad during his presidency, has thrown his toys out of the pram and had the story removed.

He hasn’t obeyed the playground rules and just shrugged it off – or made a joke that if the toad is a Chinese symbol for good fortune, then he’s happy to be associated with it.

Who’s the puffed-up toad?