Lionel Messi’s Instagram account blocked due to overwhelming million messages

Lionel Messi's post celebrating World Cup win becomes most liked Instagram post by a sportsperson

Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi disclosed that his Instagram was “blocked” due to receiving “a million messages” following their World Cup victory in Qatar.

Messi won the Golden Ball and Silver Boot awards in the tournament after guiding his country to their first World Cup win since 1986.

The PSG star told Urbana Play in quotes carried by ESPN that

‘My Instagram was blocked for a few days because of the amount of messages I received after winning the World Cup’.

He also disclosed that he is  running his Instagram on his own, and not using ‘any company or other person’ to manage posts.

The Argentine legend has scored just once since returning from the World Cup, but has still bagged 13 goals in 21 games for PSG this season.

He was previously expected to pen a new deal with the French Giants, but recent reports have suggested he is unsure about resigning after interest from his former club Barcelona as well as Inter Miami and multiple Saudi clubs.

According to Marca, Messi has become less keen on PSG since the World Cup, which has sparked a ‘change of mentality’ in the forward – who now values ‘other things for the immediate future’.

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