A YouTube video has shown two former players who made their mark in the Canadian Football League in the 60s fighting over what appeared to be an old feud during an alumni luncheon.
Joe Kapp was the quarterback of the 1960s B.C. Lions who later joined the Minnesota Vikings. On Friday, he engaged former Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive lineman Angelo Mosca in a surprise duel in front of people for the annual Grey Cup alumni luncheon.
Kapp had repeatedly waved flowers in Mosca's face but Mosca returned the unwanted gesture with his cane, throwing off Kapp's eye glasses. A fight ensued, and Mosca almost fell off the back stage. Both legends are in their early 70s.
Canada.com reports Kapp and Mosca are legends of the 1963 Cup, which Hamilton won 21-10. Kapp had refused to shake Mosca's hand after the game. The quarter back was said to have nursed a grudge against Mosca who he said scored a cheap shot.
Joe Kapp, whose team beat Hamilton in a rematch the following year, was probably taken aback when the 1963 clip was shown on Friday.
"They showed the clip of the '63 game and Ron James (the host) introduced Angie, and then they called Kapp up," said Dick Dinelle of Ottawa, who attended his 42nd Grey Cup of Ottawa. "And he brought some flowers from the table with him and offered them to Angie and Angie said, 'Get those f---in' things outta my face,' but Kapp kept waving them in his face, and finally Angie clubbed him with his cane."
A YouTube user said Joe Kapp picking a fight was nothing new.
"When Joe played for the Vikes he got into a fight with then starting middle linebacker Lonnie Warwick," Tcchamp5877 said in his comment. "Agree that you dont give a flower to a football player, that was Joe trying to make a fool of this guy. Joe wanted this to happen no question in my mind. That being said, I'd want Joe on my team any day, one tough SOB even at 70 yrs old."