Stones had been labelled 'weak as p***,' by the lower-league striker and seemed in no mood for forgiveness when they met, blanking him in the post-match rendezvous.
"Nobody was speaking to me," said Pope, 34. "It was like the Grim Reaper going in, they all ran the other way. I got Zinchenko's shirt, I think everybody else palmed me off.
"I don't think he (Stones) is happy. It was a little bit awkward. I spoke to Mendy and he said the lads have abused him for weeks, so I think it's played on his mind a little bit. I shook his hand but he wasn't too happy.
"People have dug it up, and I didn't mean any offence by it. It was just my opinion on something. I never tagged anybody in, it's just because we drew Man City and everyone's jumped on it and made it global. I wish it hadn't."