Belfast Telegraph

Celtic fans pay a final tribute to Lisbon Lion Gemmell

By Hilary Duncanson

Tommy Gemmell made a final journey past Parkhead yesterday as hundreds of fans paid their last respects to the Celtic giant, one of the Lisbon Lions.

The former Scotland left-back died aged 73 after a long illness.

His funeral was held at Daldowie Crematorium in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire. Fans lined the entrance to Celtic Park as the funeral cortege made its way past. Among those at the funeral was Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

Applause rang out as the procession left the Parkhead stadium.

A wreath bore the emblem of the Lisbon Lions - the Celtic team whose win over Inter Milan in the Portuguese capital in 1967 saw them become the first British club to win the European Cup.

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