BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – LSU took on Utah at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Friday, Jan. 6. Utah defeated LSU by a score of 197.275-196.775, but that was not the only thing that people were talking about after the competition.

LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne requested that her fans be “respectful” after other athletes were allegedly treated disrespectfully at the meet.

When it comes to fans, Dunne has a lot of them — in the form of 2.8 million Instagram followers.

LSU head coach Jay Clark addressed all of this during a media session on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

“We live in a day and age where social media drives everything and it’s unfortunate that that kind of behavior can happen,” Clark said.

The LSU head coach praised Utah for providing security even though the Tigers didn’t make a request for it.

Clark said that “the safety of our student athletes is paramount to me as a father and as a coach.”

When talking about the behavior of some of the fans in the arena, LSU head coach Clark mentioned that there was a “mob-like kind of feel to that out there and what was disconcerting.”

All of this leads to the question of security at these events in the future.

Clark mentioned that during home games they may “change some of the policies about allowing our kids to go into the stands following the meet.”

When it comes to road meets like the one in Lexington on Friday, LSU gymnastics will have a security detail.

“We will be working to create sort of a perimeter around where we load and disembark on the bus,” Clark said.

Fan interaction in the arena will be watched closely, according to Clark.

LSU will be going for their first win of the season on Friday, Jan.13. The Kentucky Wildcats and LSU Tigers will tangle starting at 5 p.m. in Rupp Arena.

LSU gymnastics fans were also given a bit of breaking news during the media session as the Tigers are scheduled to host Ohio State in the opener next year, according to Clark.