EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The co-owners of the New York Giants have issued a statement to the team’s fans, apologizing for the league’s ongoing labor strife.

John Mara and Steve Tisch say they still believe a collective bargaining agreement will be reached through negotiations with the players union and that there will be a 2011 NFL season.

But they’re not sure when a deal might be reached.

In the statement issued Saturday afternoon, Mara and Tisch said they understand that fans are angry and want the matter quickly resolved.

They say the goal of both owners and players is “to make our game as strong as it can possibly be and to enable it to continue to grow for the good of everybody — the league, the players and the fans.”

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