Keith Olbermann ripped into "moronic" sports fans on Monday night for dressing up as former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife this Halloween.
Several insensitive photographs have surfaced on Instagram making light of the domestic violence case involving Rice. The costumes often depict Ray Rice in uniform -- often in black face -- and his wife, Janay, with a black eye and bruising. On Wednesday, a Twitter account that appeared to belong to Janay responded to a TMZ article that included one of the pictures, writing, "it's sad, that my suffering amuses others."
Olbermann came to her defense Monday night, calling those who chose to wear this costume the "worst persons in the sports world":
"The fact that you're trying to get a like or a laugh by using domestic violence, which still happens in part because morons like you still laugh at it -- THAT you were okay with, and the black face part," he said. "But you never thought about dressing up and proudly posting your insults and how they could ever get back to the victim herself."
Olbermann called out two adults in particular who were photographed dressed as Ray and Janay Rice. The couple's son, who posted the photo on Instagram with "#hitabitch," described it as the "best Halloween costume ever."
"Your parents are a joke," Olbermann said.
UPDATE: Nov. 3 -- The Baltimore Sun reported last Monday that the Twitter account mentioned by Olbermann does not belong to Janay Rice, and cited a post on her Instagram account in which she points out she is not on Twitter.