Lionel Messi beats an egg … for many Instagram likes ever

When Lionel Messi helped Argentina win the World Cup championship Sunday, he claimed the one title that had eluded him throughout his storied profession.

Or so we thought.

However simply days later, he has claimed one other title … from an egg.

An Instagram put up from Messi’s verified account has damaged the social media website’s file for having acquired essentially the most likes. The put up, which includes a gallery of photographs taken after Argentina’s win over France within the World Cup last, in addition to a message from Messi thanking his supporters, has prompted greater than 64 million customers to click on the “like” button because it was posted Sunday.

That beats the earlier file held by a photograph of a plain brown egg, posted virtually 4 years in the past by the verified account world_record_egg. That put up at present has been appreciated by greater than 57 million customers.

Messi’s put up additionally features a heartfelt message to his supporters, written in Spanish:

“Thank you so much to my family, to all who support me and also to all who believed in us. We prove once again that Argentinians, when we fight together and united, we are able to achieve what we aim. The merit of this group, which is above individuals, is its strength of all fighting for the same dream that was also the one of all Argentinians… We did it!!!”

The egg’s put up additionally features a message, albeit one which’s barely much less heartfelt:

“Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this.”

The listing of most-liked Instagram posts seems on Wikipedia, so take it for what it’s value.