He shoots, he scores…again. Lionel Messi has become the most liked Instagram post of all time with a photo of him lifting the World Cup winner.
Winning the gold trophy wasn’t enough for the Argentina star after beating France in Sunday’s historic World Cup final.
His subsequent post on the social media platform garnered more than 61 million likes, surpassing the previous record holder – 56.6 million for an infamous photo of an egg.
The world record egg Instagram is now filled with jokes and fans celebrating yet another Messi win.
“Messi is cooking an egg omelette,” one user commented, while another said: “The king outdid it.”
In Messi’s record-breaking post, the football legend embraced his triumph with a smile on his face as he lifted the trophy above his head.
The caption read: “World Champ!!!!!!!!! I’ve dreamed about it so many times, I want it so much, but I’m still not down, I can’t believe it.”
“A big thank you to my family, to everyone who supported me and to everyone who believed in us. We proved once again that Argentines can achieve our goals when we fight together as one.”
“The beauty of this group is that, above the individual, it is the strength of all fighting for the same dream, which is also the dream of all Argentines…We did it!!!”
Messi and his all-conquering Argentina go home
In pictures: Argentina celebrates victory
Jokes abound on Twitter about Messi’s victory over eggs.
“Okay Messi FC, we beat the egg, now?”, one person tweeted with a doctored image.
Argentina’s World Cup win goes down in history as one of the greatest of all time, and the team was welcomed home in carnival scene.