Jeremy Corbyn made the front pages of most British newspapers on Wednesday, after he refused to sing the national anthem at a Battle of Britain remembrance event the previous day.
The new Labour leader, a committed republican, was harangued by the press for what he defended as "respectful silence", some editors decrying him instead as "hapless and furious", others "small-minded" and a "bigot".
Some thought the criticism unwarranted, given his long-held anti-monarchist views, with the Daily Mirror commenting: "As an avowed republican, Corbyn would have been branded a hypocrite had he belted out God Save The Queen.
"Whatever your view of him, it is absurd to suggest he was showing a lack of respect to our country's war heroes. He was there to pay them respect and he chose to do so silently."
But Twitter - in classic Twitter fashion - hit back spectacularly at Wednesday's negative media coverage of Corbyn, quickly coining the '#betternationalanthems' hashtag.
Users of the micro-blogging site took Fleet Street journalists to task, suggesting both controversial and classics tunes that could replace Britain's 'God Save The Queen' at state events.
Land of Hope And Glory
Oh England My Lionheart by Kate Bush
Agadoo— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) September 16, 2015
#BetterNationalAnthems - Nick Clegg's 'I'm Sorry, So Sorry' song.— fleetstreetfox (@fleetstreetfox) September 16, 2015
John Cage's 4'33
Cotton eye joe
The sound of a ham exploding on repeat
Regulate by Warren G
90's sitcom laugh tracks— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) September 16, 2015
Jerusalem (as sang by Billy Bragg) obviously #BetterNationalAnthems— Dan Cadwallader (@Dancad) September 16, 2015
#betternationalanthems The Times They Are A Changin— I'm Atticus (@windlerob) September 16, 2015
candy shop - 50 cent #betternationalanthems— female supremacist (@hayleymasi) September 16, 2015
We know all the words to Bohemian Rhapsody already. #BetterNationalAnthems— fleetstreetfox (@fleetstreetfox) September 16, 2015
The news came as Corbyn reneged on his decision not to sing the national anthem at occasions like Tuesday's remembrance event.