Film is often dominated by a theme of good vs. evil. Some of the biggest film franchises of all time are based on precisely this.
One of the oldest is Star Wars. In the Star Wars universe, it is Jedi vs. the Sith.
In football there are teams and teams provoke tribalism. As a result, fans not only want to see their team beat another, but they get so emotionally involved, it becomes a battle between good and evil.
There are strong and powerful minds in the Premier League, but from the perspective of many, they have embraced the Dark Side. On the other hand, there are many skillful footballers who have embraced the force and use it for good.