Football managers can often be prone to histrionics, but Toulouse coach Pascal Dupraz definitely overdid things with his latest bout of touchline drama.

Dupraz, the famously passionate coach of the Ligue 1 side, was hit with a paper plane thrown from the stands during his side's 1-0 defeat by Rennes, but his reaction to the incident far outdid the response it deserved.

With the plane glancing nothing more than a slight blow on the 54-year-old's face, Dupraz's overreaction was nothing short of comical as he held his head in his hands while his team battled to try and find a late equaliser.

Friday night's encounter at Roazhon Park saw Toulouse 1-0 down with minutes to go, Yoann Gourcuff's goal after just 42 seconds doing the damage.


But with the clock having ticked past the 90-minute mark, Dupraz found himself distracted and the recipient of a blow to the head from the paper plane.

What happened next though did the Toulouse boss no favours.

Instead of brushing off the blow, he seemed to unnecessarily milk the attention of his back-room staff on his team's bench, although the incident wasn't quite as bad as the time a rogue bottle wiped out half of the Barcelona team.

While their manager was distracted, the four minutes of added time saw Toulouse fail to find an equaliser as they went down to a narrow reversal.

They weren't helped, it must be said, by a red card to defender Christopher Jullien.

The result left Dupraz and his team ninth in France's top division, with 19 points from their 14 games so far this season.

Let's hope he's back fully fit for his team's next match at home to Montpellier on Wednesday evening.