If you're finding the Big Four a thorn in the side, the latest blunder from Commonwealth Bank won’t help.
The bank was forced to remove its Olympic ‘bomb hoax’ ad, released on its popular YouTube channel, after public outcry.
The video depicts three ‘Can’ mascots attempting to enter the women’s volleyball tournament in London. They tell the security guard the nearby ‘T’ mascot is “sweating profusely and carrying a backpack, which is making ticking noises.”
The security guard then tackles the ‘T’ to the ground.
Commonwealth Bank removed the video this morning, before releasing an official apology.
“The Commonwealth Bank apologises for the online video released to its YouTube Channel. We acknowledged some concerns were raised and the material was withdrawn this morning," it said.
While it’s not unusual for companies to release provocative viral campaigns, the timing of this gem couldn’t be more inept.
London has been put on a high terror alert for the duration of the games.