Malfunctioning Plastic Ball Causes Scottish Cup Quarter-Final Draw To Be Bungled Live On Television (Video)

Chris Wright

9th, February 2016


Despite one fixture having already been pulled out of the hat at the time, the entire draw for the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup had to be voided and re-started last night due to a equipment malfunction live on television.

With Celtic versus Dundee United already drawn and the home side for second fixture locked in place, one of the little plastic balls came apart as SFA president Alan McRae pulled the away side out of the pot.

To describe the ensuing scene as “awkward” is doing it a monumental disservice…

Thankfully, Sky Sports anchor and draw host David Tanner was on hand to clear up the confusion…

The draw was scrubbed completely and re-started from the top, with Celtic landing Championship side Morton and Dundee United facing a trip to Ross County instead.

Such a slick operation they’re running up there.