Celtic fans unveil anti-Boyata banner at Parkhead as the defender hits winner on first-team return

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UNDER-FIRE defender Dedryck Boyata silenced his critics as the defender made an instant impact on his Celtic return – netting the winner against Hamilton.

The Belgium, the subject of strong interest from newly-promoted Fulham this summer, incensed Bhoys supporters as he ruled himself out of action, insisting he was injured.

Dedryck Boyata’s return to the Celtic side was met with dismay by supporters who made their feelings clear on him with a no-nonsense banner
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Boyata had the last laugh, though – scoring the only goal of the game as the Bhoys recorded a 1-0 win against Hamilton
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However, manager Brendan Rogers refuted the defender’s claims, admitting he was very “sad” at the ongoing situation.

And some Celtic fans made their feelings clear on the whole episode, unveiling a banner titled ‘Boyata not fit to wear the Jersey’ at Parkhead on Sunday.

However, that didn’t seem to affect the 27-year-old’s performance, as his close-range finish sealed all three points for Rodgers’ men on his first outing of the season.

The Bhoys, who lie second in the SPL with two wins and a defeat so far, were steady but unspectacular as they issued the perfect response to their 1-0 defeat at Hearts.

The 27-year-old was making his first appearance of the season as the Bhoys bounced back from a 1-0 defeat at Hearts
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Boyata’s team-mates underlined their support towards him as they ran to celebrate with the defender after he found the net on Sunday[/caption]