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Messi pic breaks records on Instagram

By Rediff Sports
July 19, 2021 11:06 IST
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Lionel Messi

Photograph: Kind courtesy Lionel Messi/Instagram
 

Lionel Messi's picture with the Copa America trophy has become Instagram's most-liked sports photograph.

After inspiring Argentina to win his first international trophy for his country, Messi celebrated by taking to Instagram to toast the triumph with a picture of him in the changing room holding the trophy with the caption: 'What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable! Thank you, God! We are the champions!'

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It is now Instagram's most-liked sports photograph, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo's paying tribute to Diego Maradona after his passing on November 25, 2020.

Messi's post garnered over 20 million Instalikes and is the sixth most-liked post in Instagram history, behind posts from Billie Eilish, XXXTentacion, Ariana Grande and the world record-breaking photograph of an egg from January 4, 2019.

Messi has 232 million followers on Instagram.

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