Lionel Messi’s post with the Copa America trophy posted on Sunday after the final victory over Brazil has been liked more than 19.5 million times. A monstrous box for a sportsman, close to Cristiano Ronaldo’s record last year, when CR7 paid tribute to Diego Maradona.
“I had never seen him so happy” Leandro Paredes described a drunken Lionel Messi, on a cloud, Sunday night, after the triumph of Argentina in the final of the Copa America against Brazil (1-0) at the Maracana. It must be said that the six-fold Ballon d’Or had been waiting for this first major title with the Albiceleste for a long time. He who had only been crowned with his country in 2008 with the Olympic selection did not shy away from his happiness after the meeting. A very communicative joy. Especially on social networks.
Shortly after dominating Neymar and La Seleçao, the Argentinian posted a photo of himself, crouching in the locker room, hugging the trophy. His message: “What sweet madness !!!! It’s incredible, thank you my God !!!” Then in essence: “We are the champions… the pu… of your mother. Here we go m… # Go Argentina.”
The record for Ronaldo’s tribute to Maradona
Is it because Lionel Messi dares to let go for once that the cliché has pleased his fans so much? Possible. In any case, five days after its publication, the post on Instagram is a huge hit. It has over 19.55 million likes!
If the 232 million followers of Lionel Messi continue to unleash the publication of their idol, the Pulga will dethrone his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus star still holds the record for the most successful publication in the history of sports on Insta. CR7 outclasses all the athletes on the planet with 19.8 million likes for its photo-tribute to Diego Maradona, posted on November 25, 2020 after the death of the Argentine legend.