It has been over a month since Lionel Messi lifted the FIFA World Cup 2022. The 34-year-old ended Argentina's 36-year-long wait to win the World Cup on December 18. Messi scored 2 goals to help his side beat defending champions France in the final.
Argentina suffered a shocking defeat against Saudi Arabia in their opener. However, they remarkably bounced back from the loss and went on to win every match to lift the title. Messi and Co. beat the likes of the Netherlands and Croatia on their road to glory.
The Argentine's post on Instagram following the World Cup win became the most-liked post on the platform. However, now Messi has revealed that he was blocked from Instagram after winning the World Cup.
Speaking in his first interview since the tournament, Messi revealed that he received millions of messages after winning the World Cup and was blocked from Instagram for a few days.
"My Instagram was blocked for a few days because of the number of messages I received after winning the World Cup. I had a million messages on Instagram, and they blocked me", said Messi on the Argentinean radio show Perros de la Calle.
Messi also talked about his viral picture which became the most-liked post on Instagram.
“I wasn't trying to have the most liked photo… I guess people wanted to see me with the trophy”, said Messi.