Tim Weah becomes instant fan favorite at Celtic

Tim Weah has been playing for Scottish champion Celtic for less than a month, but the 18-year-old American is quickly becoming a legend with the Glaswegian club's supporters.

He has scored three goals and added one assist in nine games -- eight wins in domestic play and a 2-0 loss to Valencia in the Europa League -- but it's his enthusiasm that has caught the attention of everyone around the club.

Some players might sulked after a loan move from one of Europe's glamour clubs, Paris St. Germain, to Scotland, but Weah has embraced everything about Celtic and become a fan favorite. Ans his reputation will only grow after Sunday's 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

Weah, who had come on as a sub and hit the post, celebrated in front of the Kilmarnock players after Scott Brown scored the winner in the game's dying seconds. (Brown, already on a yellow card, was sent off for celebrating with traveling Celtic fans.) Weah got into a pushing match with Kilmarnock's Jordan Jones and was issued a yellow card.

After the match, HITC Sport highlighted all the social media posts from Celtic fans praising Weah, though the young American apologized to Kilmarnock fans in a post on Instagram he later deleted:

"In regards to my yellow card I just want to say sorry to any Killie fans that were offended and who took it the wrong way. But with all that being said, I was targeted by three players from the moment I stepped on the pitch. Go back and look at all the cheap shots that were taken and the trash talking as well. To be honest I understand it's all part of the game. I took it and didn't let it affect my match but at the end of the game I gave them a taste of their own medicine and took the consequences that came with it. No problem, I love everybody and respect everybody that respects me. I guess being kind all the time makes you look weak but I refuse to not stand up for myself and for my team-mates because at the end of the day that's what family is for."
2 comments about "Tim Weah becomes instant fan favorite at Celtic".
  1. Craig Cummings, February 18, 2019 at 11:01 p.m.

    I think we should be able to celebrate a late winning goal as this was, and no red card, second yellow.  And my grandfather was a big  time Ranger fan. Celtic vs Rangers, does not  get too much  intence  anywhere in the world. But  a little less then before.When my dad went to  the derby in 1978, he was told my mother could not go with the family clan. Too many fights.

  2. R2 Dad, February 18, 2019 at 11:41 p.m.

    I am impressed with Weah's maturation since first seeing him play for the Nats. Back then he wanted to celebrate goals with his family rather than his teammates. Scotland can be harsh for non-white players--I'm sure Beasley could tell some stories--but Weah is developing nicely and is on track to provide a good attacking option for the Nats come the next WC.

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