'Looks a bad one' - Celtic fans react as 27-yr-old suffers injury blow v Kilmarnock
Celtic fans have been reacting on social media as Dedryck Boyata suffered an injury in the very early stages of the game against Kilmarnock, which Killie won 1-0.
The 27-year-old defender suffered the injury as he tried to make amends after initially gave the ball away, and was hurt as he made a challenge.
Supporters seemed to be divided between those who felt sorry for the Belgian centre-back, and those who blamed the Rugby Park side’s artificial pitch for the injury.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the injury suffered by the centre-back:
Gutter for Boyata. Big test for the back three of Hendry, Ajer and Bitton.
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) February 3, 2018
Looks a bad one for Boyata – this transfer window has been a bad one for Celtic
— A drink at the bar.. (@007_Rebooted) February 3, 2018
That excuse for a top class pitch couldn’t have helped with Boyata’s injury, no give whatsoever ☘️
— matt mcglone (@MattMcGlone9) February 3, 2018
Headlines from Big Boyata. We have had some serious bad luck with injuries this season.
— CFC!???? (@Irishcelt2017) February 3, 2018
I blame the pitch for that injury to Boyata. It looks treacherous.
— Daniel O'Connell (@DanielOConnel18) February 3, 2018
Surface is shocking and hasn't helped big Boyata at all there man
— Scott Crowe (@ScottC202) February 3, 2018
Boyata off thanks to that goddamned pitch.
— TJDSBlog (@TJDSBlog) February 3, 2018
As for the game itself, Brendan Rodgers handed two of his January signings, Charly Musonda and Jack Hendry, their full first team debuts.
Injuries to both Boyata and fellow centre-back Kristoffer Ajer seemed to disrupt the Bhoys’ rhythm, as they found it very difficult to create chances, indeed KIlmarnock had arguably the better chances in the first-half.
Despite a good spell of Hoops pressure in the second-half, it wasn’t a surprise to see Killie take the lead thanks to a goal from Youssouf Mulumbu.
Kilmarnock then put men behind the ball which the Hoops failed to breakdown, with little being created apart from half-chances.
The Rugby Park side held on for the win, to hand the Bhoys their second defeat of the league season.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton revealed which strike duo he’d have started against Kilmarnock
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