Others decided to mock the Brexit Party members for the stunt with jokes and many references to the 'Poznan' - a football celebration where fans turn their back on the pitch and jump up and down arm-in-arm after their team scores a goal.
Oh so they say they hate the EU but when the anthem plays they start doing the Poznan? https://t.co/OZhEspaYer
As Labour peer Andrew Adonis pointed out, the irony of this stunt is that 'Ode to Joy' was composed by Beethoven for the Philharmonic Society of London, therefore they are effectively turning their back on Britain too.
Nigel Farage tried to claim the stunt as a success, stating in a tweet that 'the Brexit Party has already made its presence felt', which only opened him up to more mockery.
Much like a fart on a crowded bus https://t.co/R9649w3Whl
Meanwhile, Farage's colleague Martn Daubney compared the inside of the European Parliament to Star Wars, which we think is a reference to the Galactic Senate from The Phantom Menace and now we feel dirty.
You can not grasp the sheer excess of this until you sit here. It’s like something out of Star Wars: an interplanet… https://t.co/ZgYCfzUiNB
— Martin Daubney ✌🏻🇬🇧 (@Martin Daubney ✌🏻🇬🇧)
There was a counter protest to the Brexit Party, staged by the Liberal Democrats, who wore yellow 'Stop Brexit' t-shirts, which received mixed reviews and criticism from Brexiteers.
Our brilliant @LibDems MEPs making clear their mission for next few months 👇
Together we will #StopBrexit and heal… https://t.co/lcUngWXOLU