Toulouse manager Pascal Dupraz hit by paper plane during Ligue 1 match

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Modern players are given a pretty bad reputation for how the majority tend to react to some fairly innocuous challenges.

These days, it can take only the slightest amount of contact to see some of the game's biggest stars writhing around on the floor in agony.

And there has been an argument to suggest that coaches should take some of the responsibility for their players' antics in order to clean up the game.

However, if managers behave like Pascal Dupraz did on Friday night, it isn't surprising playacting remains rife.

Dupraz, who coaches Ligue 1 side Toulouse, first shot into prominence for delivering an incredible pre-match speech to inspire his players to upset the odds and avoid relegation on the final day of last season.

But the latest video featuring him to go viral doesn't exactly portray him in the same positive light.

Toulouse took on Stade Rennais on Friday in the brilliantly named Stade de la Route de Lorient and during one stage of the game, there was some concern for Dupraz after he was seemingly hit by a missile thrown from the crowd.

The French boss clutched his face in agony, however, replays revealed the true severity of his injuries.

Judging by his reaction, fans must have thought Dupraz had been hit by a coin or another particularly hard material.

Well, as you can see in the video below, it was, in fact, a paper plane that brushed Dupraz's face - at most.

We're pretty sure even some of his players would be embarrassed acting so ridiculously.

Thankfully, the 54-year-old survived the missile incident and remained in the dugout for the rest of the game. What a brave soldier!

To make matters worse, Dupraz and his side had to return home licking their wounds after Yoann Gourcuff's goal in the first minute handed Rennes a handy 1-0 victory.

Regardless, we wish the Toulouse boss a very speedy recovery. Get well soon Dupraz!

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