Vancouver Riot Update: Kid Setting Cop Car on Fire Was National Water Polo Player – Nathan Kotylak

And we only thought Canadians like their water sports frozen! Apparently the young man in the Canucks jersey lighting the cop car’s gas tank on fire with a rag is none other than Nathan Kotylak a member of Canada’s Junior Water Polo Team. Or he was. Video below of his sobbing apology. Here’s part of the transcript:

I want to apologize for my behaviour as my actions do not reflect who I want to be. I want to apologize to my teachers, fellow students, teammates and the community that I live in. My conduct does not reflect the education and support that I have been given by all of you. I also want to apologize to the Vancouver Canucks organization. What happened on Wednesday night took the spotlight away from the Canucks and the Boston Bruins. They are champions and worked very hard to get to that moment. I am so sorry that I was part of ruining that night. I also want to apologize to the citizens of the City of Vancouver and the Police. My actions do not reflect the respect I have for this great City or the Police.