Lionel Messi’s social media post of the World Cup celebration breaks Instagram records to become the ‘most-liked post on Instagram by a sportsperson’. Messi’s post surpassed the Louis Vuitton advertisement photo posted by Ronaldo, which also featured Messi. The photo of Ronaldo and Messi was for an advertisement campaign by Louis Vuitton, capturing an iconic moment of the two greatest rivals of football off the field. Cristiano Ronaldo’s post of Messi and him playing chess has 42 million likes as of December 20, and Messi’s World Cup celebration post has reached 55.2 million likes.
Lionel Messi shared photos of the celebrations after his World Cup victory on Instagram. He captioned the post,
“World Champions! I dreamed of it so many times, I wanted it so much that I still haven’t fallen, I can’t believe it…… Thank you very much to my family, to all who support me, and also to all who believed in us. We demonstrate once again that Argentines when we fight together and united, we are capable of achieving what we set out to do. The merit belongs to this group, which is above individualities, it is the strength of all fighting for the same dream that was also the dream of all Argentines… We did it!!!
Messi clinched his maiden World Cup title to lift the trophy. Fans worldwide are celebrating this victory, and Messi’s celebration post went viral on social media.