Beckless wants to be a "voice for the voiceless", having looked on from the outside for so long in the lower leagues of professional English football. It had initially been a quiet start to life as chairman until former member Gary Lineker was taken off air by the BBC for his tweet comparing the language used to launch a new Government asylum seeker policy with 1930s Germany. It saw PFA members contact the union, looking for clarification and advice over their broadcast commitments and wanting to show solidarity with Lineker and his colleagues, including former members like Ian Wright and Alan Shearer, this month.
Hummels (34) and Reus (33) are both on contracts that will expire at the end of June, and Schlotterbeck believes it's important for BVB to retain the experienced duo's services. Schlotterbeck has been the mainstay of Dortmund's line-up this season, as he is the only player at the club to have started every Bundesliga game. Dortmund will face Bayern Munich in a crunch Bundesliga clash at the Allianz Arena on April 1st, after the international friendlies, with BVB only one point clear of Die Roten at the top of the standings.
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