Lionel Messi breaks Ronaldo’s IG record: We all know that Cristiano Ronaldo is the undeniable G.O.A.T when it comes to social media, especially Instagram. The Portuguese talisman is the most followed celebrity on Instagram and the second most followed account after Instagram’s official handle itself. However, his on field rival Lionel Messi is very close to dethroning him from the top spot and has already snatched a big Instagram record from him. Yes, Lionel Messi now has the most liked sports related post in the world.
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The record was previously held by Cristiano Ronaldo. Not long ago, the football world lost one of it’s best players ever, Diego Maradona. Lamenting over the loss of the Argentinian legend, all the football stars had posted about something, praying for Maradona’s soul. The list included Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s most liked posts on IG
The Portuguese had posted an old picture of him and Diego Maradona with the caption: “Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. It leaves too soon, but it leaves a legacy without limits and an emptiness that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.”
The post had won the hearts of football fans all over the world, and it became the most liked sports-related post on the social media platform in no time. Cristiano Ronaldo faced no competition as no sportsperson came even close to reaching his record. Until last week.
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Lionel Messi finally broke his trophy drought with Argentina, his national team, by winning the 2021 Copa America. Argentina defeated arch-rivals Brazil in the final at the historic Maracana stadium to win their major International trophy in 28-years. It was huge, and it rightfully received the hype that it deserved.
So much so that the picture that Lionel Messi posted on his Instagram handle moments after winning the trophy, broke the record held by Cristiano Ronaldo to become the most liked Instagram post (sports related). The picture that Lionel Messi posted is of him holding the Copa America trophy. He wrote in the caption, “What a beautiful madness !!! This is amazing, thank you God !!! WE ARE CHAMPIONS THE SHELL OF YOUR MOTHER !!!!!! Come on, damn it!”
As of now, Lionel Messi’s post in concern has 20.2 Million likes. Cristiano Ronaldo’s post, which previously held the record, sits at 19.8 Million likes.