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Mike Gundy Reveals He REALLY Doesn't Understand "A Few Good Men" In Comments About Colin Kaepernick

Mike Gundy speaking at a press conference.

Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State's head football coach, might want to watch A Few Good Men again. He's kind of missing the entire point of the film.

Gundy, who had apparently not weighed in on the NFL national anthem protests started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, broke that silence on Monday during a press conference. He was asked about growing up with respect for the military, and made a very bizarre reference to the 1992 film.

Vice Sports transcribed the answer in question.

Q: And your feeling on that really has a lot to do with the way you were raised and your respect for the military and the sacrifices those people make?

Gundy: Well, to a certain extent, it's almost like Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, right? I mean, grab a gun and go stand guard if you want to say something about it. I mean, that's just the way I feel. I mean i don't want to get into the politics part of it and tell you who I'm voting for and all that. But I'm just gonna say I have all the respect in the world for people who are gonna fight for our country because I'm not tough enough to do it, so.

Here's video of Gundy's comments.

Spoiler alert: Jack Nicholson's character Colonel Nathan R. Jessup was arrested at the end of the movie after Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) got him to admit to ordering a "code red" on a marine who was attempting to force a transfer to another base. He's not the protagonist of the story. At all.

Twitter has been very quick to roast Gundy, as you can imagine.

Twitter user Danny Page deftly points out that the thing Jessup is arrested for in the film, extrajudicial punishment, is the exact thing that Kaepernick and other players are protesting.

On the bright side for Mike Gundy, there is literally no way this will go down as his most notable crazy press conference moment, so there's that.

[Vice Sports]