Bayern Threaten To Negotiate Own TV Deal AFP January 23, 2006 MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - German champions Bayern Munich have threatened to negotiate their own financial package if the German Football League (DFL) do not increase their cut from television revenue. A lucrative new television deal means the German Football League (DFL) will have 420 million euros to distribute to the 36 professional teams in the top two divisions and Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is demanding a bigger cut. "If we went elsewhere then they would roll out the red carpet and we would leave with a cheque for between 75 and 100 million euros," Rummenigge told the Suddeutsche Zeitung. "We lose out on about 75 million euros by this system and there is no other country in Europe where this happens." In the past the DFL has distributed television revenue evenly amongst the 36 teams with bonus payments depending on the team's league placing at the end of the season. Last season the 19-time German champions Bayern received 16 million euros from television revenue but the current Bundesliga leaders do not appear willing to settle for a similar amount this time around. +++++++++++++++++++++ Guys, you won't like my opinion. But this isn't the first time Bayern has issued this threat and honestly, I'm sick and f#cking tired of it. If they didn't like the revenue sharing deal, they didn't have to f#cking sign it. They've cheated against it enough times anyhow! My message to them: Quit your endless b!tching and leave. If you can get that 75 million Euro check elsewhere, shut the f#ck up and go! The Bundesliga will survive without you.