After La Liga refused to postpone the match against Las Palmas which was scheduled on the same day as referendum, Barcelona decided to stage the match behind closed doors, as a way of making a point, sending an image to the world.
While Barcelona beat the visitors 3-0, the club was also criticized for going ahead with the match, and putting broadcasting contracts above.
Barca's Gerard Pique offers to quit playing for Spain
Barcelona defender Pique has consistently supported the independence referendum, and placed his vote on Sunday. After the game against Las Palmas, an emotional Pique offered to quit Spanish national team if his presence was causing a problem. He added, "I am and I feel Catalan."