Frustrations boiled over, sparking numerous brawls, one of which resulted in Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink tumbling to the ground as the unsavoury scenes continued into the tunnel after the final whistle.
"It is not nice to see for kids here or kids watching on TV," The Guardian quotes Rose as saying. "I apologise if it looked bad on TV.
"It is a London derby. It is to be expected. We wanted to win and they wanted to stop us having any more say in the title race. There are no bad words to say about Chelsea. These are the games you want to be part of. It was a great game.
"I couldn't tell you what happened [in the tunnel], it was just handbags being thrown. I saw the Chelsea manager fell on the floor. I hope he is alright. People were saying from the bench that he conducted himself like a true gentleman throughout the whole game. He did not want any trouble to be started."
The result handed Leicester City the Premier League title.