The incident provoked an angry reaction from both sets of players and both benches as tempers threatened to boil over.
Cole was fortunate to escape a red card, with the England international only shown a yellow card from referee Mike Riley.
But Hutton refused to blame Cole for the tackle, and accepted his apology. Hutton told the Daily Mail: "He went to win the ball and I've just got there quicker.
"I wasn't thinking about whether he would be sent off, I knew the challenge was high but so was the ball.
"I am not blaming him for it, I've probably done a similar challenge in my career. He said he never meant it afterwards and that's fine with me."