A week on from Lionel Messi’s conquering of the Copa America with Argentina, the No.10 has broken yet another record.
This time, though, his feat has come away from the football pitch and in a field wherein he’s not used to breaking records.
Messi’s Instagram post of himself with the Copa America trophy has become the platform’s most-liked sports photograph, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo’s most paying tribute to Diego Maradona after his passing on November 25, 2020.
The photo of Messi has already gone above 19,800,000 likes, an Instagram record for a sports post. It is also the sixth most-liked post in the history of the social network, behind posts from the likes of Billie Eilish, XXXTentacion, Ariana Grande and the world record-breaking photograph of an egg from January 4, 2019