Why does a sport like soccer make the cover of the Bible?

The cover of this week’s The Sport Biblical, penned by Matthew Gillett, is a nod to the Bible.

It reads: “The world is full of God’s love for you.

But when you turn away from Him, the world becomes a hell, and there is no one to help you.”

The cover was commissioned by the National Football League, who have commissioned other covers in the past to honour the team they are supporting, including the NFL’s logo.