Lionel Messi unknowingly lifted FAKE World Cup trophy in record Instagram post that beat ‘The Egg’

ICONIC pictures of Lionel Messi lifting the World Cup feature a FAKE trophy, it has emerged.

The Argentine completed his incredible body of work last month when he won the World Cup in Qatar.

Angel Di Maria points out that the trophy is a fakeCredit: Getty

Messi, 35 posed for iconic photos

Messi, 35 posed for iconic photosCredit: Rex

As captain of his country, Messi lifted the famous golden trophy aloft following his side’s thrilling win.

But just minutes later the real cup was removed from the pitch by Fifa officials, unbeknownst to some of the players at the time.

A fake trophy made its way down to the pitch from fans in the crowd, with players including Messi posing with it for photos thinking it was the real thing.

The 35-year-old posted a series of snaps of himself with the trophy to Instagram, even though it was a fake.

Messi's wife Antonela shows support for Shakira over bitter Gerard Pique breakup
Best Sports Betting Apps in the UK 2023

And the post went on to become the most liked in the website’s history, overtaking the egg and gathering nearly 75million likes.

In another snap, Angel Di Maria can be seen noticing that the trophy is a fake by looking at the bottom of it.

According to El Pais, Argentina fans Manuel and Paula had the cup made before the tournament, with the sole purpose of trying to get players to sign it.

Explaining what happened, they said: “The idea was that the players could sign it, but in the end the Cup entered the field of play three times.

“The first one was taken by a relative of (Leandro) Paredes, and he signed it.

“The second time they asked us for it and it was 45 minutes, it went from one player to another, from one family member to another, and they took photos.

“In the stands they told me ‘you lost the Cup’. We had fun but we wanted him back.

“There I yelled at a couple of players ‘if you see the Cup that Paredes has, it’s ours’, and in the end Lautaro Martínez brought it, who also signed it.

“Fifa personnel came there and asked us to confirm that it was not the original.”

Among those to hold the trophy thinking it was real was Messi’s wife Antonela.

When Di Maria eventually pointed out to Messi that it was fake, the duo laughed together – showing no signs of irritation.

Messi, 35, spent more than a fortnight celebrating his win back in Argentina – hosting parties attended by some of his team-mates.

I called 999 over a fire in a taxi & it turned out my DAUGHTER was inside
I walked around with £1.8m in my pocket before lottery win - my strategy was key

He has now returned to PSG, however, touching down in France yesterday.

The superstar is unlikely to feature in their Coupe de France clash with third-tier Chateauroux on Friday night, but could return against Ligue 1’s bottom side Angers next Wednesday.

Messi kisses the real World Cup

Messi kisses the real World CupCredit: Rex


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Bocoran Slot Gacor

Slot Gacor



Demo Slot


akun demo slot pragmatic

Slot Gacor Gampang Menang

Slot Jackpot Terbesar

Slot Gacor Gampang Menang

slot rtp tertinggi hari ini

slot rtp tertinggi hari ini

slot gacor

slot bonus

slot deposit pulsa tanpa potongan

slot bonus

slot gacor

rtp slot

slot gacor


slot deposit ovo

slot gacor

pragmatic play

slot online yang sering kasih jackpot

RTP Slot

situs judi slot terbaik dan terpercaya no.1

slot bonus 200 di depan