For many, sports such as soccer, baseball or basketball are healthy sports in which no malice is hidden. Even since ancient times sport has always existed, the apostle Paul himself spoke several times of those who “run a race.”
But there are those who have the idea that sports like these are of the devil and that the Bible forbids them, and this is the case of a Dominican pastor named Santiago, who quoted James 4:4 to say that soccer is of the devil:
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.