LONDON: Lionel Messi broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram world record when he collected 20 million likes after sharing his pass to win the Copa America.
Ronaldo previously held the record as the most popular sports photo in the history of social media applications.
The Juventus striker got over 19.8 million likes when he shared his appreciation for the late Dieg0 Maradona in November 2020.
However, Messi broke the record after he helped Argentina win the continental title.
He put a caption on the post when he wrote ‘Very beautiful madness! It’s hard to believe! Thank God! We are the champions. ”
Messi, who won his international title for the first time, is currently on holiday in Miami and is expected to sign a new contract with Barcelona.
Several local media reports stated he agreed to accept a 50 per cent pay cut but was offered a five -year contract instead of two years as per their initial discussions.
Low salaries are key for Messi to stay at the Nou Camp after the team faced financial turmoil.