A mockery! FIFA V.P's looks to 'soften' Suarez punishment

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Eugenio Figueredo wants to look "politically" at the ways former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's ban at Barcelona can be "softened".

FIFA have indicated that they may once again curtail to Barcelona.

Earlier this year, a FIFA Disciplinary Committee found Barcelona guilty of breaching regulations over the acquisition of young players, after financial irregularities were discovered in the purchase of Neymar - chiefly; tax evasion.

The Camp Nou club were hit with a back-to-back transfer window ban, but FIFA suspended the transfer ban following an appeal of the punishment.

The sanction came into effect after the closure of the recent summer window, which thus allowed Barcelona to adopt an aggressive recruitment drive which brought in the likes of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ivan Rakitic, Claudio Bravo, Suarez, Jeremy Mathieu, Thomas Vermaelen and Douglas for a combined £125 million.

Suarez, of course, has himself been hit with an individual "ban from football" after biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The bite was not an isolated incident as Suarez was a repeat offender having also bit Branislav Ivanovic in 2013 and Otman Bakkal in 2010.

The former Liverpool striker, bought by Barcelona for €81.25 million, received a ban from all football but has subsequently been allowed to a: transfer away from Anfield; b: sign a contract with Barca; c: complete a medical evaluation and d: compete for the B-team.

Now it turns out his ban may even be reduced in what would make another mockery of the sport.

"When a little more time has passed we are going to look at how, politically, this punishment can be softened a little," FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo said Uruguayan television station Channel 12, via talkSPORT.

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