Celtic forward Timothy Weah has told BBC Sport that Scott Brown is a role model to him and defended the captain over his reaction to the win over Rangers.
The 19-year-old is at Parkhead from PSG until the end of the current campaign.
The United States international will return to Paris at the end of the season. Tranfermarkt value Weah at £4.5 million and at this stage it is uncertain whether the Parisians would even consider a sale.
Weah has netted four goals and contributed one assist since arriving in January and he has backed his captain.
He told BBC Sport: “He is a leader of men and he shows that. He shows his passion for the club. It was a derby on Sunday and tensions are high. It’s what Scott does.
Brown taunted the Rangers fans at the full-time whistle in Sunday’s 2-1 win and could fan an SFA charge.
Weah, however, is thankful for everything Brown has done for him since his arrival.
He continued: “Scott Brown is amazing. Ever since I have been here, he is a role model for me. I don’t see a problem with his actions.”
When Weah says there isn’t a problem with Brown’s actions, he kind of has a point.
It was a derby-game and Brown did celebrate in front of the Rangers supporters. That said, were the reactions too dissimilar to that of the Gers when they defeated Celtic at Ibrox in December? Probably not.
If Brown has overstepped the mark then it is purely due to the fact that he could have enticed serious crowd trouble by doing it in front of the traveling supporters.
Weah speaks highly of Brown and that speaks volumes for the influence the skipper has on the younger lads.
At the end of the day, the 33-year-old is one of those players that you’d love on your team, but love to hate if he wasn’t.