Lionel Messi beats an egg on Instagram

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Winners Arrive to Buenos Aires
The award he’s holding pales in comparison to the internet clout he just got. | Photo by Marcelo Endelli / Getty Images

In addition to a World Cup and a full set of other soccer (aka football) awards, Lionel Messi has taken another crown: the person with the most-liked post on Instagram. The pictures he posted after the Argentine team won the 2022 men’s World Cup have racked up almost 64 million likes. That’s enough to beat the former record-holder, a stock photo of an egg on a white background with a caption that starts, “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram.”

The egg’s record has stood since early 2019 after it beat out a post from Kylie Jenner by racking up 19 million likes. At time of writing, it has around 57 million likes.

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Author: Mitchell Clark