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Bengals issue statement on players locking arms during national anthem

The Bengals became the latest NFL team to protest Donald Trump’s recent comments.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

As you may have seen, the Cincinnati Bengals have become the latest team to protest recent comments made by Donald Trump.

They did so by having players link arms as the national anthem was played prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers. It was clearly something planned in advance, which also allowed the Bengals to issue a statement after the anthem ended.

“Football and politics don't mix easily. Fans come to NFL games to watch great competition on the playing field and that's where our focus should be,” the statement reads.

That wasn’t exactly a rousing endorsement for the players, but then again, the team has to be very careful with statements like this and do their best to not offend anyone.

RELATED: Here’s a look at what every other team has said.

Make no mistake about it: This is a very sensitive subject that has a lot of emotion involved, both from players, serviceman, fans and many others.