Siya Kolisi’s Instagram Love From Lionel Messi Fans Despite Jeers From Cristiano Ronaldo Supporters

Siya Kolisi’s Instagram Love From Lionel Messi Fans Despite Jeers From Cristiano Ronaldo Supporters

Jarryd Westerdale
updated at November 14, 2023 at 8:01 AM
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  • Siya Kolisi was in Florida with his family where they posed at Inter Miami's stadium
  • The Kolisi family held up Lionel Messi's Inter Miami shirt, gifted to them by the club
  • The Springbok captain was wearing the Argentinian national team's blue and white

The greatest rivalry takes no prisoners.

A World Champion found out first-hand that no battle is more intense than the one between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi fans.

Even from the safety of their holiday, one of the world's most loved sporting families were unable to escape the debate between the Al-Nassr-legend's army and the Argentine maestro's devotees.

Siya, Rachel, Kolisi, Instagram, Messi.
The Kolisi family have toured the United States since the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup, even stopping in at the home ground of Lionel Messi. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP.
Source: Getty Images

Showered with love since lifting the Webb Ellis Cup in Paris two weeks ago, Siya and Rachel Kolisi have taken in the sights of the world.

Stopping over in the United States, the Kolisis visited DRV PNK Stadium, the home of Inter Miami. In an Instagram post by @rachelkolisi, she thanked the club for gifting them a Lionel Messi-branded shirt.

As of the time of publication, the post had received 114 792 likes and was overwhelmingly in support of the Kolisis and the eight-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Instagram user, @umalum_smith summed up the sentiments, posting:

"World Cup Winner with the kit of a World Cup Winner"

Cristiano Ronaldo fans could not resist the urge to stick a boot in, however, suggesting the Kolisi family's GOAT compass was off.

@travgreeen posted:

"Should go visit the real goat in Saudi rather"

@colinhugo7 added:

"Siya? We know [Ronaldo] is the goat"

@meiring9799 stated:

"I like springboks but hate messi so one thing I don't like Abt that photo but suuuui"

@king_prince60's message was simple:

"Cr7 is better bru"

@imnottkkay was even clearer:

"Wrong GOAT"

The World Champion family were unfazed, being seen the following day at another American sporting landmark - Madison Square Garden - taking in a Rangers hockey game.

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Messi named Inter Miami's 2023 MVP

Sports Brief recently reported on Lionel Messi being chosen as MVP of Inter Miami for 2023.

Messi played only 14 games for the club in his debut season after joining the club late in July.

During that time, the Argentina captain guided the Herons to ar first trophy - the Leagues Cup.

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Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.
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