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Toothless But Ruthless: Two 70-Year-Olds Fight

By: CNN Email
By: CNN Email

Two former football players in their 70's fought with fists and a cane over a grudge that's lasted almost half a century. The fight happened on stage and on camera.

When two former football greats go at it over an ancient grudge. Emcee Ron James called it, "a couple of septenagarians duking it out."

While others called it a geezer fight. It started at a Vancouver luncheon when former quarterback Joe Kapp took a flower from a centerpiece and extended it to his rival.

When Kapp swatted Angelo Mosca with the flower, Mosca used his cane to knock Kapp's glasses off, then Kapp decked him with a one two punch.

The grudge goes back 48 years. It was a Canadian Football League championship game. Then-quarterback Kapp was mad because Mosca made what was widely considered a dirty hit that knocked one of Kapp's teammates out of the game.

Before the fight, Mosca offered his hand and Kapp ignored it. After the fight, it was the other way around.


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