Celtic loan star Timothy Weah has had to apologise to PSG fans for an embarrassing social media gaffe last night.
The PSG youngster is only on loan to Celtic until the end of the season. Before arriving, he signed a new contract tying himself to the Ligue 1 champions until 2021.
Therefore, you have to imagine he was just as upset as anyone about yesterday’s result, right? Manchester United produced an incredible performance to maul PSG 3-1 in their own back yard – knocking the French side out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage.
According to the Scottish Sun, Weah “liked” a photo on Instagram of United’s Tahith Chong. He then apparently posted a love-heart eyes emoji with the words “Big baller”.
This apparently sparked a furious reaction from PSG supporters in the direction of the young American. Given that it was a controversial last-minute penalty that knocked them out, some fans were furious.
Weah immediately wrote on his Instagram story the following message:
“I sincerely apologise for not realising that I commented on something bad. Even though I was disappointed with Manchester’s win, I was happy for my two friends [Chong and Greenwood] who made their debut in the Champions League, which is also my dream.
“It’s just really bad timing on my part. PSG did everything for me – I have no reason to be against them.
“I love my team-mates and I love the fans, so I will never let the fans or the club down.”
Has to be smarter than that
Weah quite simply has to be smarter than that in the future. It would’ve simply been good common-sense not to have posted anything after such a heart-breaking moment for his parent club.
Weah will head back to France at the end of the season. He will still have big hopes of becoming a regular first-team star there, despite not featuring too often for Celtic so far.
So far, he’s bagged three goals in 10 Celtic appearances. But Weah has also only started two games this season for the Hoops since arriving back in January.
His attitude off the park, however, has been top class. His comments or posts wouldn’t have been meant to be disrespectful to his parent club. He’s obviously close to Chong and Mason Greenwood.
For us, it’s a bit of a laugh, but for PSG fans it won’t be. Timo just has to be a little bit smarter in the future.