Fans react to Sir Rod Stewart's Scottish Cup draw antics

Scottish Cup holders Hibernian face a potential Edinburgh derby at Hearts in next month's fifth round, but it was the exuberant antics of Sir Rod Stewart that proved the main talking point of yesterday afternoon's draw.

Sir Rod Stewart cheers after pulling out Celtic for a home tie in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. Picture: PA
Sir Rod Stewart cheers after pulling out Celtic for a home tie in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. Picture: PA

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.

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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.”

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@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.”

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