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Look: Kylian Mbappe Receives the Coveted ‘S1’ Badge

Look: Kylian Mbappe Receives the Coveted ‘S1’ Badge

Everyone needs motivation to strive and push themselves further to achieve more. Ligue 1 believes that they have finally cracked the case on how they can motivate players to step up their game.

France’s top tier has introduced a new system for honoring their top goal scorers by awarding them new ‘S1’ badge.

Here ‘S1’ refers to Top Scoreur and the badge will be added to the most goal scoring player’s jersey.

The first player to receive this honor was Kylian Mbappe, who leads the league with 14 goals for PSG.

The badge on the jersey will change hands based on that round’s top scorer. Mbappe wore the S1 badge for the first time in the 5-2 win against Monaco. The jersey was presented to him by former PSG player, Pedro Miguel Pauleta.

The S1 badge was designed by the artist, Tyrsa who have previously collaborated with Dior, Louis Vuitton and Childish Gambino.

The badge comprises of an ‘S’ for top ‘Scoreur’, and number 1 joined together on a race circuit with 34 lines symbolizing 34 rounds of Ligue 1 football.

The real badge will be presented to the final top scorer at the end of the tournament.

Football fans all over the world weighed in their thoughts and they are not so pleased with Ligue 1’s changes. One compared this badge to Indian Premier League’s Orange cap for batsmen and yellow jersey for Tour de France.

Most fans however agrees that this is a way to persuade Kylian Mbappe from leaving Ligue 1 as he was the top scorer last season as well. Some have criticized the amount of power and control, Mbappe is being given by PSG and Ligue 1.

Ligue 1 used to have Messi, Neymar and Mbappe at the start of the year but now Mbappe is the only one left. This is not in any way a satisfaction as it is very well known that Mbappe plans to jump ship onto Real Madrid. If Mbappe left it would seriously hurt Ligue 1 and PSG.