Former Hong Kong footballer Tommy Chuck Yiu-kwok is in hot water again after breaching conditions of his probation. In June this year the 27-year-old pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal damage and was sentenced to 12 months’ probation. Chuck and a woman were arrested in February on suspicion of 16 cases of illegal debt collection, for reportedly splashing red paint outside flats in Tseung Kwan O’s Hong Sing Garden, Kin Ming Estate and Kin Wa House. Police found security footage that seemingly implicated Chuck and then collected further evidence during a house search the following day. According to local media, during a standard procedure progress hearing at the Kwun Tong Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, the probation officer recommended revoking the probation order because there were certain periods when he could not contact Chuck between October and November, while Chuck tested positive for cannabidiols in his urine samples on multiple occasions. Chuck subsequently submitted two letters explaining the tests, telling the court that his positive samples may have been because of exposure to social situations where others were smoking marijuana. But the account was rejected by Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai, who then remanded Chuck and adjourned the case, pending reports on the suitability of community service and drug addiction treatment centre, for the court to impose a new sentence on December 28. Tommy Chuck signs two-year contract with Swiss second-tier club FC Chiasso In May, Chuck attributed a previous missed appearance in court to an eye injury, posting photos of his trip to an eye specialist on his now-private Instagram account with the caption, “Journalist friends, you don’t need to speculate any more. I was late to court because of an irritated eye.” Chuck has played at various Hong Kong Premier League teams and has one senior Hong Kong appearance to his name. He left the city for Swiss team Chiasso in 2019, though did not play a single game during his 12 month stint. Once regarded as one of Hong Kong’s most exciting attacking prospects, Chuck returned to Hong Kong and signed for Yuen Long, but had his contract terminated one month later. He most notably played for Rangers, where he made his debut at 15 years old and won young player of the year one season. Chuck last played for First Division team Wong Tai Sin in 2020 before the second tier league was postponed becauase of the coronavirus pandemic. His most impressive national team performances came against Guangdong across the annual two-leg Interport Cup in 2018, which at the time was Hong Kong’s U-23s first final win in five years.