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Mbappe asks to share Golden Boot honor after technicality

Kylian Mbappe

France’s forward Wissam Ben Yedder (L) vies with France’s forward Kylian Mbappe during a traning session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on May 30, 2019 as part of the team’s preparation for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group H matches against Turkey and Andorra. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

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Kylian Mbappe has asked to share the Ligue 1 Golden Boot with French national teammate Wissam Ben Yedder.

PSG’s World Cup winner scored the same amount of goals as his Monaco compatriot, but was awarded the Golden Boot for the league’s truncated 2019-20 season.

Mbappe was given the honor in a tiebreaker due to all of his 18 goals coming from open play.

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He also had one more assist and did the damage in 657 less minutes, but doesn’t feel right about taking home the award. Monaco played one more match than PSG to boot.

Mbappe would like to see a second award given to Ben Yedder, though the grateful Monaco man said he’d be happy to share custody.

The 21-year-old has shown class on and off the pitch, helping to fund the search for the missing pilot from the crash that killed Emiliano Sala and also donating his World Cup winnings to charity.