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Report: Barcelona Facing Potential Nou Camp Closure if Spanish FA Discover Anti-Spain Chants

Barcelona fans' vocal support of an independent Catalonia could land them in hot water with the Spanish FA.

According to The Sun, the Camp Nou could be closed if Anti-Spain chants deemed unpatriotic are heard, despite the region already voting for independence in the unofficial October referendum.

The club has publicly supported the idea that Catalonia should be allowed to determine it's own future and take whatever decision it's people decide by describing Spain’s Civil Guard arresting Catalan officials as defending "democracy, freedom of speech and self-determination".

Barcelona have already had to play in an empty Camp Nou when they beat Las Palmas 3-0 last month after the streets descended into chaos after riots broke out defending the referendum.

It even joined the National Pact on the Right to Decide back in 2014, a group comprising of political parties and civil society organisations all in favour of a independence referendum for Catalonia.

Spain claimed that the independence referendum held in October was illegal, yet Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola voted via postal vote and Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique also supported it, much to the annoyance of Spanish national team fans.

La Liga president Javier Tebas commented on the likelihood of a stadium closure if Anti-Spain chants are heard inside the Camp Nou.

"Recently, there have been hardly any reports of violent chants in the stands. Complaints have been made public. If there are sanctions for chants criticising Spain made in Barcelona, and the committee consider it, the Nou Camp could be closed.

"The issue of independence has passed but what has happened in recent months has affected Barca. I know of people who do not like what is happening, even if it is 0.01 per cent."

Barcelona travel to Leganes today (Saturday 18 November) and do not play at home until Murcia return for the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie.

Report: Barcelona Facing Potential Nou Camp Closure if Spanish FA Discover Anti-Spain Chants

Barcelona fans' vocal support of an independent Catalonia could land them in hot water with the Spanish FA.

According to The Sun, the Camp Nou could be closed if Anti-Spain chants deemed unpatriotic are heard, despite the region already voting for independence in the unofficial October referendum.

The club has publicly supported the idea that Catalonia should be allowed to determine it's own future and take whatever decision it's people decide by describing Spain’s Civil Guard arresting Catalan officials as defending "democracy, freedom of speech and self-determination".

Barcelona have already had to play in an empty Camp Nou when they beat Las Palmas 3-0 last month after the streets descended into chaos after riots broke out defending the referendum.

It even joined the National Pact on the Right to Decide back in 2014, a group comprising of political parties and civil society organisations all in favour of a independence referendum for Catalonia.

Spain claimed that the independence referendum held in October was illegal, yet Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola voted via postal vote and Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique also supported it, much to the annoyance of Spanish national team fans.

La Liga president Javier Tebas commented on the likelihood of a stadium closure if Anti-Spain chants are heard inside the Camp Nou.

"Recently, there have been hardly any reports of violent chants in the stands. Complaints have been made public. If there are sanctions for chants criticising Spain made in Barcelona, and the committee consider it, the Nou Camp could be closed.

"The issue of independence has passed but what has happened in recent months has affected Barca. I know of people who do not like what is happening, even if it is 0.01 per cent."

Barcelona travel to Leganes today (Saturday 18 November) and do not play at home until Murcia return for the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie.

PHOTO: Barcelona Slammed Over Shambolic State of Dressing Room After Win Over Real Murcia

​Barcelona's star-studded squad has been lambasted for the disrespectful mess they left the away dressing room in after their Copa del Rey match against Real Murcia. La Blaugrana ran out 3-0 winners in the first leg of their clash with the third tier Spanish side, but it is their off-the-field behaviour which has made the headlines both back home and abroad. The Sun posted images of the state of the changing room following their success over Murcia on Wednesday night, and it's clear to see...

PHOTO: Barcelona Slammed Over Shambolic State of Dressing Room After Win Over Real Murcia

​Barcelona's star-studded squad has been lambasted for the disrespectful mess they left the away dressing room in after their Copa del Rey match against Real Murcia. La Blaugrana ran out 3-0 winners in the first leg of their clash with the third tier Spanish side, but it is their off-the-field behaviour which has made the headlines both back home and abroad. The Sun posted images of the state of the changing room following their success over Murcia on Wednesday night, and it's clear to see...

Madrid keeps focus on soccer as it heads to Catalonia

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, centre, celebrates with teammate Achraf, left, and Jose Luis Fernandez "Nacho" after scoring the opening goal against Fuenlabrada during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Real Madrid won 2-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Madrid keeps focus on soccer as it heads to Catalonia

Real Madrid players celebrate their side's second goal against Fuenlabrada during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Real Madrid won 2-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid players celebrate their side's second goal against Fuenlabrada during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Real Madrid won 2-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, centre, celebrates with teammate Achraf, left, and Jose Luis Fernandez "Nacho" after scoring the opening goal against Fuenlabrada during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Real Madrid won 2-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring their side's second goal against Fuenlabrada during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Vazquez scored once in Real Madrid 2-0 victory. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, right, goes for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Fran Garcia during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Vazquez scored once in Real Madrid 2-0 victory. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez looks after scoring his side's second goal against Fuenlabrada during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Vazquez scored once in Real Madrid 2-0 victory. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Daniel Ceballos tussles for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Armando Lozano during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Real Madrid won 2-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Zidane frustrated by red card in otherwise comfortable Madrid win

The 20-year-old was sent off on his debut in the only negative of an otherwise successful Copa del Rey clash for Los Blancos

Zidane frustrated by red card in otherwise comfortable Madrid win

The 20-year-old was sent off on his debut in the only negative of an otherwise successful Copa del Rey clash for Los Blancos

Zidane frustrated by red card in otherwise comfortable Madrid win

Jesus Vallejo was sent off on his Real Madrid debut in the only negative of an otherwise successful Copa del Rey clash for Zinedine Zidane.

Real Madrid beats 3rd-tier Fuenlabrada 2-0 with 2 penalties

Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, left, tussles for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Fran Garcia during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid beats 3rd-tier Fuenlabrada 2-0 with 2 penalties

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, left, tussles for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Fran Garcia during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid beats 3rd-tier Fuenlabrada 2-0 with 2 penalties

Real Madrid's Achraf, left, vies for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Luis Milla during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid beats 3rd-tier Fuenlabrada 2-0 with 2 penalties

Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, right, tussles for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Miguel Angel Atienza during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid beats 3rd-tier Fuenlabrada 2-0 with 2 penalties

Real Madrid's Theo Hernandez, right, challenges Fuenlabrada's Mikel Iribas during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, left, tussles for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Fran Garcia during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, right, tussles for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Miguel Angel Atienza during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Theo Hernandez, right, challenges Fuenlabrada's Mikel Iribas during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, left, tussles for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Fran Garcia during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Achraf, left, vies for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Luis Milla during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, left, celebrates with teammate Theo Hernandez after scoring their side's second goal against Fuenlabrada during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Real Madrid won 2-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Borja Mayoral, left, vies for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Fran Garcia during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Real Madrid won 2-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, second left, celebrates with teammate Achraf after scoring the opening goal against Fuenlabrada during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Madrid edge closer to Copa last 16

Zinedine Zidane's side started their Copa del Rey campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Fuenlabrada from the Spanish third tier

Real Madrid's Daniel Ceballos, left, battles for the ball with Fuenlabrada's Luis Milla during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg soccer match between Fuenlabrada and Real Madrid at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, outside Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Madrid edge closer to Copa last 16

Zinedine Zidane's side started their Copa del Rey campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Fuenlabrada from the Spanish third tier

LIVE: Fuenlabrada vs Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane's side begin their Copa del Rey campaign as they take on a side from the Spanish third tier - follow the action LIVE!

LIVE: Fuenlabrada vs Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane's side begin their Copa del Rey campaign as they take on a side from the Spanish third tier - follow the action LIVE!

La Liga to introduce VAR next season, says RFEF chief

Juan Luis Larrea wants video review brought into the Spanish top flight and is open to changing the Copa del Rey format

LaLiga to introduce VAR next season, says RFEF chief

RFEF chief Juan Luis Larrea wants VAR brought into LaLiga and is open to changing the Copa del Rey format.

Elche 1 Atletico Madrid 1: Simeone's men held by third-tier hosts

Lolo Pla's penalty ensured third-tier Elche claimed a draw from the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-32 tie with Atletico Madrid.

Murcia supporters hold a Spanish flag and two banners reading in Spanish: "Catalonia is Spain" and "Long live the Civil Guard" during the Copa del Rey round of 16 first leg soccer match between Murcia and Barcelona at the Nueva Condomina stadium in Murcia, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Ferran Viros)

Barcelona's Denis Suarez, left, tussles for the ball with Murcia's Fernando Llorente during the Copa del Rey round of 16 first leg soccer match between Murcia and Barcelona at the Nueva Condomina stadium in Murcia, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Barcelona won 3-0. (AP Photo/Ferran Viros)

Barcelona's Gerard Deulofeu, left, tussles for the ball with Murcia's Juan Ramon Gomez during the Copa del Rey round of 16 first leg soccer match between Murcia and Barcelona at the Nueva Condomina stadium in Murcia, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Deulofeu scored once in Barcelona 3-0 victory. (AP Photo/Ferran Viros)

Barcelona's Gerard Deulofeu, left, scores his side's second goal past Murcia's goalkeeper Alejandro Santo during the Copa del Rey round of 16 first leg soccer match between Murcia and Barcelona at the Nueva Condomina stadium in Murcia, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Deulofeu scored once in Barcelona 3-0 victory. (AP Photo/Ferran Viros)

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