Schadenfreude: Das ist Gut!

Schadenfreude: Das ist Gut!
April 7, 2010 Paul Tomkins

That lad Schadenfreude: German, but a real presence in English football; really coming to prominence in recent years.

Of course, there’s no English word for “pleasure derived from another’s misfortune”.

Football has changed, and the German word sums it up to perfection. It’s an ugly emotion, but it plays an increasing role in football life.

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