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Lena Dunham Perfectly Summed Up People's Disgust With The NFL On Twitter

"Today has just proven, once and for all, that I'm not missing fucking anything by not watching football."

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A video released by TMZ yesterday showed NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée – now his wife – so hard she was knocked out.

Gary Cameron / Reuters

Rice had previously received a two-game suspension for the incident, which took place in an elevator in an Atlantic City hotel. BuzzFeed News reported that "an employee of the hotel told TMZ the NFL saw the elevator footage before imposing the suspension, which an NFL spokesperson denied".

Following public outrage at the footage, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Rice had been "suspended indefinitely", and the Baltimore Ravens announced they had terminated Rice's contract.

The #Ravens have terminated RB Ray Rice's contract this afternoon.

Baltimore Ravens@Ravens

The #Ravens have terminated RB Ray Rice's contract this afternoon.

7:18 PM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Later that evening, Lena Dunham took to Twitter to express her disgust with the NFL, beginning by retweeting writer Zerlina Maxwell's article about the incident for Cosmopolitan.

Why Did the Ravens Need to See Ray Rice Punch His Wife to Take Serious Action? http://t.co/a7z1TkAShz via @Cosmopolitan

Zerlina Maxwell@ZerlinaMaxwell

Why Did the Ravens Need to See Ray Rice Punch His Wife to Take Serious Action? http://t.co/a7z1TkAShz via @Cosmopolitan

12:30 AM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In the article, Maxwell said "the newly released video exposes the victim-blaming lie that the NFL and the Ravens fed the public all along".

Dunham went on to express her own disgust at the NFL.

Today has just proven, once and for all, that I'm not missing fucking anything by not watching football.

Lena Dunham@lenadunham

Today has just proven, once and for all, that I'm not missing fucking anything by not watching football.

6:32 AM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The NFL definitely proved through their actions over the last few months that they do not care about domestic violence.

Lena Dunham@lenadunham

The NFL definitely proved through their actions over the last few months that they do not care about domestic violence.

6:35 AM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And pointed out that it's "still abuse" if a victim of domestic violence doesn't press charges.

Guess what? It's still abuse whether she wants to press charges or not, whether she married him afterwards or not.

Lena Dunham@lenadunham

Guess what? It's still abuse whether she wants to press charges or not, whether she married him afterwards or not.

6:36 AM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

She said she wanted to find the mothers of "some of you boys on Twitter" to let them know "what kind of shit you're up to".

Some of you boys on twitter: I just wanna find your mamas and tell them what kind of shit you're up to and just let them scare you a little!

Lena Dunham@lenadunham

Some of you boys on twitter: I just wanna find your mamas and tell them what kind of shit you're up to and just let them scare you a little!

6:44 AM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And added that she has to believe that "some kind of awakening is happening".

I have to believe that some kind of awakening is happening. You know, to keep from screaming. Goodnight to the sweet ones.

Lena Dunham@lenadunham

I have to believe that some kind of awakening is happening. You know, to keep from screaming. Goodnight to the sweet ones.

6:46 AM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We hope so too, Lena.

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