Brown scored the only goal of the game against the side, that has been pushing the club for most of the season, and saw a pie thrown in his direction by an Aberdeen fan as he celebrated.
“That is a compliment. He loves winning and he is so good with his team-mates. We need strong characters to play at this football club and he is one of them,” said Deila.
Brown is a player who seems to get beneath the skin of opposition players and fans, but no one can doubt his passion and commitment in relation to Celtic.
He’s a very aggressive and feisty sort of player and he always plays with intensity, which is difficult for a lot of players to replicate.
What that means is that when he gets worked up and scores, or the side gets a good result, he sometimes celebrates in a manner which rubs a lot of people up the wrong way.
Deila has done well to nip the incident in the bud, throwing emphasis on the quality and character that Brown provides to the first team.
Fortunately it wasn’t something more dangerous thrown at Brown, which could have resulted in injury but the Bhoys boss won’t have any concerns if his player continues to turn big matches in the future in Celtic’s favour.