Hall of Famers Mosca, Kapp mix it up at alumni event Staff

11/27/2011 12:51:33 AM

It appears old rivalries never die in the CFL.

Canadian Football Hall of Famers Angelo Mosca and Joe Kapp got into an altercation at a CFL Alumni Association event in Vancouver on Friday.

There was a replay shown of a controversial play from the 1963 Grey Cup between Mosca's Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Kapp's B.C. Lions. The focus of the play was Mosca's hit on Willie Fleming out of bounds, which knocked the Lions running back out of the game. The Tiger-Cats went on to win the game with Lions players and fans alike feeling Mosca's late hit was a big reason why.

After the replay was shown, the 73-year-old Kapp approached Mosca, who is also 73, with a rose as a sign he was ready to bury the hatchet. However, Mosca refused the offer and a scuffle ensued with the former Tiger-Cats lineman using his cane to ward off Kapp, who responded by throwing a punch.

After his playing career, Mosca became a professional wrestler but few in attendance feel this was staged by either participant.