Jimmy John's employees in Georgia are fired after they were filmed staging a mock lynching with a noose made out of bread dough

Two white employees at a Jimmy John's store in Georgia have been fired after they filmed themselves staging a mock lynching with a noose made out of bread dough.

A Snapchat video of the incident, which reportedly took place at the sandwich chain's Woodstock location, went viral over the weekend after being shared on Twitter.

In the 16-second clip a young male employee is seen placing the makeshift noose over the head of a coworker and yanking it upward as if to hang him.

A third employee, who is also white, is seen laughing and recording the stunt on his phone.

The viral video was filmed by a fourth person behind the counter at the store who added a patriotic 'Happy 4th of July' sticker when it was originally posted to Snapchat.

Twitter user @urwildlol posted it on Sunday with the caption: 'i am disgusted. this is in a jimmy johns. they made a noose with dough.. please retweet and share to get them fired.'

A Jimmy John's representative confirmed hours later that all of the employees in the video and who shared it on social media had been fired.

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