HSBC, Subway respond to employee and spokesman crises

The organizations issued statements to media outlets and online after separate incidents involving the bank’s employees and the sandwich company’s advocate. (Update)

HSBC fired six employees Monday after a video of them performing an ISIS-style mock execution surfaced on Instagram. Tuesday, Subway distanced itself from its spokesman Jared Fogle after the FBI raided his home in connection with a child porn investigation.

According to The Sun, the employees of the U.K.-based bank were dressed in black jumpsuits and balaclavas. One yelled “Allahu Akbar” (the Arabic phrase for “God is great”) as another pretended to execute the kneeling “victim” with a coat hanger. The video was made during a team-building exercise away from bank offices, and has since been deleted.

HSBC told The Sun it “

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