Celtic starlet Timothy Weah has opened up on the post-match bust-up at Kilmarnock yesterday, and apologised to those he may have offended.
Weah was subsequently furious with some of the harsh treatment he was getting. This seemed to mainly be directed towards Greg Taylor, who Weah was laughing at come full-time.
Celtic ended up taking a massive 1-0 win from Ayrshire thanks to Scott Brown’s late goal. The victory moved the Hoops eight points clear at the top of the table, and therefore sparked wild celebrations.
And Weah has stated that whilst he’s sorry for the incident, he says he’ll always stand up for himself in similar occurrences. Speaking on social media via the Scottish Sun, the striker had this to say:
“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.
“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.”
An impressive cameo outside of incident
You won’t find too many Celtic fans disappointed with Weah’s reaction post-match. In fact, the Hoops support rallied around the USA international and backed his reaction.
It’s the first time we’ve seen Weah get frustrated at treatment on the pitch. But it’s no wonder the likes of Taylor and Jordan Jones tried to get stuck into him considering the runaround they were getting.
When Weah came on, he was lively once again. He twisted Taylor inside out, and came close to scoring after clipping Daniel Bachmann’s near-post.
Celtic supporters have longed for a bit of passion from some of their players. Weah seems to therefore give us that fix that we need, and he clearly isn’t afraid to seriously stand up for himself.
And, after clearing the situation up, who can blame him for doing so?