Camp Nou could be closed – Tebas

Matches at Barcelona’s Camp Nou could be played behind closed doors if ‘offensive chants’ are reported, confirmed league president Javier Tebas.

Barca’s victory over Las Palmas earlier in the season was played to an empty stadium, but due to the game coinciding with Catalan’s independence referendum.

“Offensive chants such as 'Puta Espana', 'Puta Catalunya', 'Puta Andalucia' and similar words have been reported regarding this,” Tebas told reporters, as cited by Marca.

“Could the Camp Nou be closed as a punishment? Yes, absolutely. The procedure would be the Competition Committee decides on a cause for punishment and if the Administrative Court concur with that then punishments could be handed out.

“Of course, stadium closure is not the only possibility but it is one of the most severe ones.”

However, chants referencing pro independence views which do not incite violence will not be punishable, Tebas confirmed. 

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