'Shocking' - Celtic fans slam mainstay after defeat v Bayern Munich
By James Black
Celtic have been knocked out of the Champions League after a 2-1 defeat by Bayern Munich – and fans on Twitter are pointing the finger at Dedryck Boyata.
The 26-year-old Belgian defender misread the flight of the ball and allowed Kingsley Coman in on goal midway through the first half to give Bayern the lead.
Keeper Craig Gordon didn’t cover himself in glory either in the mix-up as Celtic’s hopes of European football after Christmas were reduced to parachuting into the Europa League.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are still three points ahead of Anderlecht in third in the group and face the Belgians at Celtic Park on December 5th in the final round of group games.
Hoops fans were furious at Boyata – and Gordon – with one supporter slamming the centre-back mainstay for a “shocking” mistake in the opening period.
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Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Have to agree with Dave. If Boyata heads it away we aren’t talking about Gordon…. if an u10 does that you’d shout at him
— Stitty (@stwitty7) October 31, 2017
Gordon was at fault but Boyata should have dealt with it. School boy defending will never do at this level. On a brighter note, Forrest!
— John (@Jboy3rd) October 31, 2017
Thats why top teams pay big money to eliminate that. Boyata is a bomb scare in the SPL nevermind the Champs Lge
— Danny McGonigle (@DannyMcGonigle1) October 31, 2017
He had to after Boyata switched off not having its Gordon’s fault sorry that’s bull https://t.co/XQ3mFaWTWj
— Mark19????67 (@awolz1) October 31, 2017
Celtic played brilliantly apart from Boyata, they could've and probably should've got a point from the game. Glorious defeat so unlucky
— Tommy McQuillan (@QuillersTommy) October 31, 2017
Absolutely raging at getting beat tonight.Boyata shocking error, brown & dembele woeful all night. James Forrest outstanding ????scotty missing
— Soup Campbell (@Iansdiscos) October 31, 2017
Dont trust boyata in spfl never mind champions league
— kerryootkerryon (@kezd08) October 31, 2017
The Hoops have two games remaining in the Champions League as they look to secure third place in the group.
Next up for Brendan Rodgers’ side is a trip to the Parc des Princes to face Paris Saint-Germain before Anderlecht visit Glasgow at the start of December.
The Scottish champions return to domestic action this weekend when they face St. Johnstone and look to break a century-old record by going 63 games without defeat domestically.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has delivered his thoughts on Tierney’s new contract.