SCOTLAND legend Denis Law joined the footballing world in the tributes for Tommy Gemmell.
The iconic Lawman, who celebrated his 77th birthday on Saturday, said: “I have lost a dear friend.
“I switched on the television this morning to be confronted with the sad news and my heart sank.
“Maybe Scotland didn’t get through to World Cup Finals and suchlike in our day, but we had a damn good team.
“And Tommy Gemmell was part of that, you better believe it.
“He was a special big guy. Nothing flustered him, on or off the park.
“Tommy was great company and, in a lot of people’s opinion, including mine, he was the finest left-back of his generation.
“He could have gone to any team in the world, but he decided to remain loyal to Celtic when he was in his prime.
“Tommy Gemmell was a fabulous player and a great guy.
“I can pay him no higher compliment.”