Barcelona decided to play Sunday’s la liga game against Las Palmas behind closed doors due to series of unrest before the game.
That date was the same date set for Catalan referendum around the city of Barcelona. And with police needed around the city, there were concerns of inadequate security inside the stadium.
Barca had proposed for a postponement of the game, but were threatened with a massive six-points deduction by the LFP.
With time running out, the decision to continue with the game was made just a few hours before kick-off.
But the Barcelona board decided that the game would be played behind closed doors, locking out a good number of fans outside the stadium.
And according to SPORT, playing against Las Palmas at Camp Nou behind closed doors cost Barca 3.4 million euros. Barca lost that money at the ticket office and for other services which the club performs on match day.
They took the decision knowing the consequences, after agreeing the path of action with the players.