Kyle Lawler, who was 18 at the time, was on duty when a colleague, Mohammed Agha, told him a member of the public had raised concerns about Abedi, who was hanging around outside the Arena at an Ariana Grande concert.
Mr Lawler said he was stood 10 or 15ft away from Abedi, who had been reported to security by a member of the public who thought he looked 'dodgy'.
Why did the other guard not act? Because he was 'guarding a fire door', apparently!
Which is a shame, because - as a man of the same race as the terrorist - he surely wouldn't have been beset by the same doubts?
The Showsec security guard, aged 18 at the time of the terror attack, told police in a statement read to the inquiry sitting in Manchester:
'I felt unsure about what to do.
'It's very difficult to define a terrorist. For all I knew he might well be an innocent Asian male.
'I did not want people to think I am stereotyping him because of his race. I was scared of being wrong and being branded a racist if I got it wrong and would have got into trouble.
'It made me hesitant.
'I wanted to get it right and not mess it up by over-reacting or judging someone by their race.'
Do you think, Reader, this will give any of the devotees of identity politics pause? Do you think anyone will stop and say 'Maybe pushing this agenda cost innocent concertgoers their lives?'..?
I wish I thought it would.