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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  • by Upnorth on Nov 30, 2011 at 12:02 AM
    If you whack somebody with a cane without violent provocation, they have the right to defend themselves, and if they're lucky, kick you in the face while you're down.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 04:46 PM
    Tickets to this would SELL.
  • by where's my rice pudding! on Nov 29, 2011 at 09:41 AM
    I think Red Bull should endorse these guys!
  • by Who Is on Nov 29, 2011 at 08:15 AM
    Seminole and Gator going at it . . .
  • by Pat on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:57 AM
    Shoulda tried an olive branch...no fool like an old fool, unless it's two old fools!
  • by @SimpleeBrown Location: Tally on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:17 AM
    Whatever happened to the saying "with age comes wisdom" this sure wasn't a wise solution to a 48 year old grudge. I'm convinced their grandkids are embarrassed!!!!
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