FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has broken an Instagram record following their COPA America title win.
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.
Lionel Messi has broken a new record. The Argentine has the sports photo with the most 'likes' on the social network Instagram. The post has surpassed the 20 million mark. [récord] pic.twitter.com/DRdLVilVZR— barcacentre (@barcacentre) July 17, 2021