There was some early unnecessary roughness at the Grey Cup weekend in Vancouver.

Former B.C. Lions quarterback Joe Kapp and 74-year-old ex-Hamilton Ticats defensive lineman Angelo Mosca got into a physical altercation Friday afternoon at a CFL alumni luncheon.

The confrontation, caught on video, began after a highlight clip was shown from the 1963 Grey Cup, a game where Mosca drilled Lions running back Willie Fleming in what many considered a controversial late hit.


The scuffle occurred after Joe Kapp pushed a flower into Angelo Mosca's face while the two were on stage at a CFL alumni luncheon.

Fleming was forced from the game and Hamilton won the championship.

The altercation on Friday started after the clip when Kapp, 73, offered Mosca a flower as a symbolic peace offering. The sentiment was refused by Mosca and punches were thrown.

According to witnesses, Mosca used his walking cane to ward off Kapp's punches.

Mosca's post-football career included involvement in the World Wrestling Federation.