“This awful virus was one crunching tackle too far but he’ll be biting yer legs somewhere. RIP Norman.”
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan also flocked to Twitter to share his condolences.
Alongside a picture of the late footballer, he wrote: “RIP Norman Hunter, 76, from #coronavirus.
“One of the hardest men to ever play football, earning himself the nickname ‘Bites Yer Legs’.