Why did Kylian Mbappe use a special jersey in the game vs. Monaco?

Paris Saint-Germain v AS Monaco - Ligue 1 Uber Eats
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Something unheard of and unseen until yesterday happened in the Ligue 1 as PSG took on AS Monaco and defeated their rivals 5-2 on Friday.

The Ligue 1 has decided to introduce a new little thing in a decision made along with the Professional Football League (LFP) to recognize the top active goalscorer in the competition, which has been labeled as the "S1" badge.

The inaugural recipient of this accolade is none other than Kylian Mbappe, who entered Friday's matchup leading the league in goals with 12 before adding a 13th one from the penalty spot yesterday.

This initiative has been made in collaboration with renowned artist Tyrsa, who has also created pieces for the likes of Dior and Louis Vuitton in the past and who was tasked with designing and creating the aforementioned "S1" badge.

As the league is describing this new thing, the 'S' denotes "scorer," while '1' signifies the top spot in the league's goal-scoring table.

The LFP has made clear that as the season progresses and rankings shift, the badge might find new owners as the year advances. The problem, of course, is that Mbappe won't (most probably) drop below the no. 1 spot in the goalscoring table now or never, making this whole "S1" thing a very Mbappe-particular thing.

With an impressive 13 goals in Ligue 1, Kylian Mbappe leads the scoring standings by a mile over his closest chaser, Montpellier's Akor Adams with seven goals.

Former PSG player and living legend Pedro Pauleta graced the Parc des Princes on Friday to present Mbappe with the special jersey just before the 9 p.m. kickoff against AS Monaco.