Stewart, who was invited to pick out the home teams during proceedings at Excelsior Stadium – where the club he supports, Celtic, had just beaten Albion Rovers 3-0 in the fourth round – enthusiastically dived into the bowl when selecting balls, shouted out the numbers he had drawn and even cheered when he handed Brendan Rodgers’ side a home tie (against Inverness Caledonian Thistle).
Video clips of the draw, which ended with Sir Rod unknowingly snubbing a handshake from SFA chief Alan McRae, soon went viral.
Social media was soon awash with fans commenting on the legendary singer’s amusing behaviour.
@LBrennan89 said: “The most exciting thing to come out of Scottish Football in years was Rod Stewart doing the Cup Draw p****d up. Quality.”
@JonnyAlexander insisted: “As if people actually think the draw is rigged, Rod Stewart could hardly stand let alone fix a draw live on tv.”
@BarryAnderson_ joked: “Somewhere in Glasgow, Rod Stewart is waking up with a furry tongue, scrambling for Irn-Bru & asking who Celtic got in the cup draw....”
@RyanLean1 wrote: “Rod Stewart should do the draw for every round, in every competition, in every sport. Absolutely brilliant.”
@caldwellrowan29 tweeted: “People will see Rod Stewart trending and think he’s dead. Naw, he was just making the Scottish Cup draw p****d off is head.”