Olivia Dunne is asking her followers to “be respectful” to fellow opponents following a wild scene at her school’s season-opening meet.
In a tweet posted Sunday afternoon, the LSU gymnast — who’s considered some of the influential school athletes in America — wrote, “I’ll at all times admire and love the help from you guys, however for those who come to a meet, I need to ask you to please be respectful of the opposite gymnasts and the gymnastics group as we’re simply doing our job.”
Followers didn’t maintain again their help for the 20-year-old gymnast on the Jon M. Huntsman Heart on Friday in Salt Lake Metropolis, the place they held up Dunne-centric indicators despite the fact that she wasn’t within the line-up.
Issues took a troubling flip, nonetheless, because the mom of a Utah gymnast said on social media how some followers acted in a “disrespectful” method.
“As we have been strolling to the automobile the group swarmed my daughter and her teammate. They actually mentioned to their faces, you aren’t Livvy however you’ll do, can we get an image. (The group) additionally referred to as my daughter Livvy 2.0. They have been so impolite and disrespectful,” mentioned Jillian Hoffman’s mother, Jennifer, who added that her daughter and teammates weren’t “harassed, assaulted or harmed in anyway,” per Outkick.
Elsewhere on the scene, Josh Furlong of KSL.com Sports activities, described Friday on Twitter how “LSU needed to transfer its staff bus so that they didn’t should run into the group of boys. There have been cops stationed in entrance to keep away from them getting in”.
In an earlier tweet, Furlong mentioned, “There’s actually a line outdoors of the Huntsman Heart of teenage boys that hold asking if Livvy is popping out. I’ve by no means seen something like this”.
Footage of the followers outdoors the venue additionally surfaced on-line, which featured the supporters chanting “Livvy” repeatedly.
Samantha Peszek, a former gymnast flip broadcaster, shared a clip of the scene on her social media pages, stating, “That is really so scary and disturbing and cringey. I’m embarrassed for them …”
Dunne, who boasts thousands and thousands of social media followers, ranks on the prime of the record of feminine school athlete moneymakers, with an estimated worth of $2.3 million.
This text was initially revealed by the New York Submit and reproduced with permission