Subway Goes Viral for All the Wrong Reasons

A brand’s scandal has invaded the global trending topics on Twitter. This time, sandwich brand Subway finds itself in the vitriolic crosshairs of a police investigation that’s centered one of its spokesmen and the court of public opinion.

The wave of bad press stems from a Tuesday morning police raid of famous Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s Indiana home. Authorities searched the home just two months after scouring through the of home of Russell Taylor, the former executive director of Fogle’s Jared Foundation. Taylor was arrested on federal child pornography charges. Fogle’s lawyer says that his client hasn’t been charged with any crime or offense.

As the raid of Fogle’s home continues to make headlines, Subway has been cast into the spotlight; the brand is now the butt of many jokes on social media. Subway is implementing preventative measures to protect the brand’s image. Many tweeters took this opportunity to lambast Subway’s marketing team, but nearly as many offered their sympathies for the monumental task of damage control ahead for the brand.

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