TIMOTHY WEAH has told Celtic fans he would have happily got booked for his celebration because to meant so much to him.
Every time the USA striker speaks he endears himself even more to an already captive fanbase. With the game being played out to a 0-0 draw it was Weah’s quality that sparked Celtic into life when it looked like it would be one of those days.
Weah’s touch, awareness and final ball were all there when he set up an onrushing James Forrest to clinch the first goal of the game. With St Johnstone pushing for an equaliser late on, a lighting fast Celtic counter-attack punished the home side with Sinclair, McGregor and Weah combining to devastating effect. Weah got the second and in doing so, sent the Celtic fans wild, and he was only too glad to run towards them and celebrate. Baring in mind James Forrest was just booked ten minutes previous for doing the same thing, Weah was let off the hook, but the striker reveals why it was important he went to the support.
“The referee told me that he would have given me a yellow card but the fans didn’t fall over and told me to be careful the next time,” reported the BT.
“For me, the fans come all this way to support us and I feel the least I can do is go and celebrate the win with them. I noticed James had been booked for doing the same thing and I thought he was going to book me too but that’s life.
“I bet James is wondering why I didn’t get booked. It’s weird, because I thought the ref was coming over to give me a card but he said the fans didn’t fall over so I got away with it.
“But I have to say that the goal and celebration would have been worth a booking, 100%.”
“It’s an incredible feeling to come into a hard game and score,” he said.