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
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."