Fans of Barcelona fc might not have the chance to see their team play at the Camp Nou for sometime if they do not follow simple instructions.

La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned that there could be a temporary closure of Camp Nou Stadium if the fans make any "insulting" chants against Spain.

Pro-Catalonia independence gestures have been on the rise at Barca's stadium since the banned referendum on Catalonia's split from Spain on October 1, which has provoked a stand off between the Spanish central government and its richest region.

The league's organising body has cracked down on antisocial behaviour in stadiums across Spain since a Deportivo La Coruna supporter was murdered by Atletico Madrid fans before a match between the two sides in the Spanish capital in 2014.

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La Liga releases a weekly memo denouncing insulting chants heard in games, arguing that chants promoting violence leads to a greater risk of violence occurring in and around stadiums.

Repeat offenders can be fined, while the league has threatened partial closures of grounds if the problem persists.

Barcelona supporters have been denounced for chants deemed insulting towards opposing players and teams, but have not incurred any punishment for pro-independence chants.


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