Joe Kapp, a former B.C. Lions quarterback, got into a fight with his arch-rival Angelo Mosca, a former Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive lineman, at the Canadian Football League alumni luncheon in Vancouver, BC.
The animosity between the two dates back to the 1963 Grey Cup game, when Mosca delivered a controversial hit on Lions running back Willie Fleming, knocking Kapp’s teammate out of the game. The Ticats won the game 21-10 and Kapp refused to shake Mosca’s hand afterward.
During Friday’s CFL alumni legends luncheon, Kapp attempted to give Mosca flowers as an apparent peace offering, but Mosca rejected the gesture, adding an expletive. Mosca responded by hitting Kapp in the head with his cane, and then the fight began.