Glasgow Celtic suffered their first domestic defeat of the 2018-19 season on Saturday, with the Scottish champions going down 1-0 to Hearts at Tynecastle.
Kyle Lafferty’s sublime strike decided the tie in the hosts’ favour, with pressure mounting on the Hoops ahead of their next game.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers rotated his starting XI for the game against Hearts as the Parkhead outfit are travelling to Greece in midweek to face AEK Athens in their Champions League qualifier second leg.
As such a number of fringe players were introduced at Tynecastle, but it is fair to say that none of the those covered themselves in glory.
One of the Celtic men coming into the team was Jonny Hayes, who has been criticised on Twitter by the Bhoys fans after the defeat.
The Irish winger has recovered from a broken leg and will have been glad of the opportunity to get game-time under his belt, but the former Aberdeen man struggled to make an impression against Hearts.
The Celtic fans have taken to Twitter after the game, with Hayes being slammed for a poor performance.
Always taken a chance with potential in the hope he could make them better. It can happen but some of them should be nowhere near a celtic jersey. Hayes, Hendry, Kouassi for starters
— OAO Celtic (@oaoceltic) August 11, 2018
Whoever sanctioned the signings of Hayes, Hendry and Kouassi wants shot. Naewhere near Celtic class
— Calum Johnstone (@calumj1888) August 11, 2018
Hayes could do a job if fit and on form – not a real match winner tho'
— Innis C Nicolson (@croitear) August 11, 2018
Teams are only bullied if they don’t have the quality to play their opponents off the park.
Celtic were rank rotten today. Hayes, Kouassi, Simunovic and Hendry just not good enough. Look at who we were playing, we’ll finish 20 points ahead of them at the end of the season.
— Doug Smith (@Skyseller67) August 11, 2018
Hendry and Hayes are so far off Celtic standard. It is utterly staggering how they’ve ever managed to put the shirt on. Jozo was awful today too. Too slow and sloppy
— Michael Thomson (@Michael_T89) August 11, 2018
I’ve been his biggest critic but he wasn’t that bad today. Kouassi and Hayes aren’t Celtic players
— Shaun Cole (@shauncole88) August 11, 2018
Hayes being a talentless journeyman who wouldn't get a sniff of a Celtic jersey if he wasn't Irish doesn't excuse Naeskill's thuggery.
— General Store (@lightonthewaves) August 11, 2018
I mean, let's be honest: Hayes, Hendry & Kouassi significantly weaken the Celtic team. No Dembele or Ntcham. I'm glad they weren't on the same pitch as Steven Naismith. We have bigger battles to fight than Hearts away.
— Étienne (@EtienneBojan) August 11, 2018
Hayes should never have been signed in the first place after his arts k on Celtic fans prior.
— RonnieO'Connor🇵🇸 (@_bigronni3) August 11, 2018
Hayes struggling at Celtic, Kouassi failing to impress, Hendry doesn’t look good enough. When you start 3 players like that, along with Sinclair who’s a shadow of the payer he once was, what do we expect?
— Craig Wilson (@crwilson84) August 11, 2018
And Hendry there isn't ready just yet. It's no slight. Likewise Hayes. It was very obvious before Brendan changed things, in fact before half time.
So come together (RIGHT NOW! :))) Celtic and do what's required.
— Electric Cocoa (@GallusGatsby) August 11, 2018
Hayes and eboue never celtic players and sinclair just looks like his confidence shattered
— Anton Hinton (@hinton_anton) August 11, 2018
Hayes is an Aberdeen player in a Celtic kit 🚫🚫
— Massimo (@raybukk) August 11, 2018
Hayes has NEVER been Celtic class ever
— Evel Theweevil (@henriktheexcelt) August 11, 2018
The likes of Hayes n Hendry should never be anywhere near a Celtic team. Should never be resting players away to they tramps aw it does is pile more pressure on the team for Tuesday night now. Rodgers to blame the day.
— Jonny Macleod (@jonnymacleod1) August 11, 2018
Absolutely predictable by #Celtic
The board need to back Brendan and bring in better quality than the Hayes, Hendry other average players. We need powerful commanding defenders. If @CelticFC don't back him in the next few weeks then he'll be off end of season 😡
— Tommy Dawson (@tommydawson7) August 11, 2018
Hayes and Kouassi are not celtic players my 3 year old could have run around with more conviction. Rodgers got that all wrong the day. Need serious lift with signings this week. As for that Belgium faking back pain get to f….
— Dez Wilson (@dezwilson07) August 11, 2018
Hayes should never be near a Celtic jersey. Sinclair not the same player from his first season. 2 men down right away and if you add in Kouassi. Dreadful!!
— CELTICBOB (@CELTICBOB1967) August 11, 2018